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 Click here to view the:  Flyer 2024

Exciting final moments of the "encore" of the AOA concert "Across the borders" by Duo W
April 13, 2024, at the Auditoire de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland
Vincent Thévenaz, organ & Vincent Barras, saxophone

Baiao Mineiro - Handel Cecilio 1963 - by Elisabeth Hubmann & Stefanie Scheuner of Ahh 3! April 27, 2024 at the AOA "Souffle de Printemps" Festival concert, Auditoire de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland :

Experience more recordings from the Ahh 3 ! concert at the bottom of the 2024 festival page :  click here

Festival “SOUFFLE DE PRINTEMPS" 

2024

Saturdays at 6PM - Program
 

April 13th  Duo W
Vincent Thévenaz, organ
Vincent Barras, saxophone

"Across the Borders"

 

April 20th  Paul Goussot

Sunrise   directed by F.W. Murnau
Cinema concert with organ
 

      April 27th   Stefanie Scheuner, Elisabeth Hubmann, Zeltzin Perez

Ahh 3!
Piano, Harpsichord, Organ
 

May 4th Els Biesemans Organ

Avant Bach, après Bach, Bach avant tout !

 

Entry is free, with a retiring collection
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With the support of the Fondation Leenaards
With the support of the EPG

 

Interview:  Lack of an Octave- Fulfillment of a Dream

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Linda Revkin and Rebecca MacDonnald, organists and founding members of « Amis de l’orgue Auditoire Calvin » (AOA) talk about the history of the organ festival “Souffle de Printemps” and offer a few thoughts about organ music today.  Interview by Nayoung Kim Millius:  (Click here!)

WELCOME

Organ Festivals in Geneva

Organ Festivals abound in Geneva, because of its wealth of churches and the variety of organs found therein. Perhaps the most well known Organ Festival is the one that takes place in St. Peter’s Cathedral.  However, next door, is a modest sized church, the Auditoire de Calvin, where a new Organ Festival has begun to take shape.

Aubertin Organ in the Auditoire de Calvin

This Festival is celebrating, not only recent renovations made to the Auditoire, but the arrival of one of the youngest organs in Geneva; a beautiful instrument built especially for the Auditoire by  Bernard Aubertin. M. Aubertin is a celebrated and internationally acclaimed French organ builder.  He designed the nineteen stop, two manual tracker action organ encased in solid oak with elegant ornamentations. It was installed in 2014 and is the only Aubertin organ in Switzerland.

The organ was specifically designed to play a major role both in worship and in concerts and in recitals. Unlike many organs, situated on a balcony high above the audiences, the Aubertin organ is at the front of the Auditoire. The organist ‘s dexterity and passion are shared with the public in an intimate setting.

Organ Festival in the Auditoire de Calvin

The Festival, now named “Souffle de Printemps”,  actually began in 2015.  It was initiated by two organists, Rebecca MacDonald and Linda Revkin, who, in 2006 dared to dream of a new organ for the Auditoire. The dream became a reality and thus they began the Festivals to acquaint the public with this extraordinary instrument and to promote promising, as well as established organists in and around Geneva for whom a new instrument, such as the Aubertin organ, is both a challenge and a delight.

Discover those musicians, who have already performed on the Aubertin organ and  the upcoming artists for the next Festival, by exploring our Web Site.

Above all, come and enjoy these wonderful concerts!  Entrance is free with a retiring collection.  With the support of the EPG.

(Last update :  04.05.2024 : Home page & Festival de l'Orgue 2024 - Ahh 3 ! recordings, 27.04.2024 :  Home page &  Festival de l'Orgue 2024 - Exciting final moments of the Duo W "encore" video)