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 2014

November, 4 Denys MATHIEU CHIQUET, organist of Saint-Paul-Saint- Louis du Marais and of Saint-Pierre de Chaillot died on the age of 59. October, 7 Inauguration of the restorated organ of L'Oratoire-du- Louvre (Gonzalez-Dargassies) October Saint-Eustache will organize a competition for the recruitment of three titular-organists as successors of Jean Guillou, who retired recently and is named now Tilulaire Emérite. The parish is looking for three organists of an international standing to replace him. Candidates can register up to 2 January 2015, after which the jury will speak with the candidates to select those who may enter the competition. The requirements will be published on November 2, 2014. The appointment of the three co-titulaires will take place in April, 2015. September Inauguration of the restored Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Eglise Réformée du Temple de Pentemont. [184 KB] September, 26, 8h30 PM Liesbeth Schlumberger October, 03, 8h30 PM Eric Lebrun October, 10, 8h30 PM Philippe Lefebvre September, 22 Jean Guillou, the Organiste Titulaire of the Great Organ of St. Eustache since 1963 (as the successor of André Marchal), is retired and is now named Titulaire émérite. September, 20-21 Inauguration of the restored organ of Notre-Dame-de- Paris August, 29 The Parisian organist Marie-Louise Girod died on Friday 29 August at the age of 98. Girod was organiste titulaire of l'Oratoire du Louvre until old age. Marie- Louise Girod was born in Paris in 1915. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Marcel Dupré, Norbert Dufourcq and Noël Gallen.
She obtained first prizes in organ, improvisation, music history, fugue and counterpoint. In 1941 she was appointed organiste titulaire of the Oratoire du Louvre, a Protestant Church near the Louvre museum. In 2008 she was succeeded by Jean-Dominique Pasquet. She was director of the Académie d'orgue of Saint-Dié. Marie-Louise Girod played an important role in the Protestant Church Music in France and was as a member of the Committee for hymnology of the joint Protestant church in France. Girod was also active as a composer. In addition to a number of free works for organ, she wrote works on hymns (among others on melodies from the Genevan psalter), including a Suite sur le Psaume 23, written on the occasion of the opening of 'her' Gonzalez-organ in the Oratoire in 1962. (Source: Orgelnieuws.nl) Summer 2014 St. Sulpice: it is no longer allowed to visit the organ loft after the sunday-audition, due to 'security'-reasons. This ends a long tradition of hospitality by the 'organiste-titulaires' of St. Sulpice :( May ,19th International Schweitzer Award for Daniel Roth Daniel Roth, orgaiste titulaire of the St. Sulpice, has been given the international Albert Schweitzer Award Daniël Roth in the German town Königsfeld. He got the prize because his achievements as musician have been so much in line with the spirit of the ideas of Albert Schweitzer. April 2014 Start of a new series of auditions on the organ of St- Séverin on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month at 17h30 by students of the Conservatoires in Paris (CRR/CNSM) January 1st - till August 15th, 2014 Notre-Dame-de-Paris The great organ of Notre-Dame-de-Paris is out of service again due to the second phase of the major restoration works. In the first phase (2012) a new digital system was installed. In the second phase (first half of 2014), the organ will be enlarged and all mechanical parts will be restorated.
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Organs of Paris

News

 2014

November, 4 Denys MATHIEU CHIQUET, organist of Saint-Paul-Saint- Louis du Marais and of Saint-Pierre de Chaillot died on the age of 59. October, 7 Inauguration of the restorated organ of L'Oratoire-du- Louvre (Gonzalez-Dargassies) October Saint-Eustache will organize a competition for the recruitment of three titular-organists as successors of Jean Guillou, who retired recently and is named now Tilulaire Emérite. The parish is looking for three organists of an international standing to replace him. Candidates can register up to 2 January 2015, after which the jury will speak with the candidates to select those who may enter the competition. The requirements will be published on November 2, 2014. The appointment of the three co-titulaires will take place in April, 2015. September Inauguration of the restored Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Eglise Réformée du Temple de Pentemont. [184 KB] September, 26, 8h30 PM Liesbeth Schlumberger October, 03, 8h30 PM Eric Lebrun October, 10, 8h30 PM Philippe Lefebvre September, 22 Jean Guillou, the Organiste Titulaire of the Great Organ of St. Eustache since 1963 (as the successor of André Marchal), is retired and is now named Titulaire émérite. September, 20-21 Inauguration of the restored organ of Notre-Dame-de- Paris August, 29 The Parisian organist Marie-Louise Girod died on Friday 29 August at the age of 98. Girod was organiste titulaire of l'Oratoire du Louvre until old age. Marie- Louise Girod was born in Paris in 1915. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Marcel Dupré, Norbert Dufourcq and Noël Gallen.
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She obtained first prizes in organ, improvisation, music history, fugue and counterpoint. In 1941 she was appointed organiste titulaire of the Oratoire du Louvre, a Protestant Church near the Louvre museum. In 2008 she was succeeded by Jean-Dominique Pasquet. She was director of the Académie d'orgue of Saint-Dié. Marie-Louise Girod played an important role in the Protestant Church Music in France and was as a member of the Committee for hymnology of the joint Protestant church in France. Girod was also active as a composer. In addition to a number of free works for organ, she wrote works on hymns (among others on melodies from the Genevan psalter), including a Suite sur le Psaume 23, written on the occasion of the opening of 'her' Gonzalez-organ in the Oratoire in 1962. (Source: Orgelnieuws.nl) Summer 2014 St. Sulpice: it is no longer allowed to visit the organ loft after the sunday-audition, due to 'security'-reasons. This ends a long tradition of hospitality by the 'organiste-titulaires' of St. Sulpice :( May ,19th International Schweitzer Award for Daniel Roth Daniel Roth, orgaiste titulaire of the St. Sulpice, has been given the international Albert Schweitzer Award Daniël Roth in the German town Königsfeld. He got the prize because his achievements as musician have been so much in line with the spirit of the ideas of Albert Schweitzer. April 2014 Start of a new series of auditions on the organ of St- Séverin on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month at 17h30 by students of the Conservatoires in Paris (CRR/CNSM) January 1st - till August 15th, 2014 Notre-Dame-de-Paris The great organ of Notre-Dame-de-Paris is out of service again due to the second phase of the major restoration works. In the first phase (2012) a new digital system was installed. In the second phase (first half of 2014), the organ will be enlarged and all mechanical parts will be restorated.
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