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2019 Organ Festival

 "Souffle de Printemps"

May 2019

AOA Spring Organ Concert Series

Auditoire Calvin


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The Organ Festival “Breath of Spring” promises to be an exciting event. The four organists come from varied backgrounds and will present diverse organ works.

The first artist, of Russian origin, is Olga Grigorieva. She studied with Lionel Rogg at the Geneva Conservatory and is now Titular Organist at the Grand Saconnex Church in Geneva.

Benjamin Righetti, our second artist, is Titular Organist at the St. Francois Church in Lausanne.  He is Professor of Organ at the Lausanne University of Music (HEMU).

Vincent Thévenaz , also a professor of organ and improvisation, but at the HES in Geneva, is the Titular Organist and Carilloneur at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Geneva.

Alan Woodbridge studied organ in Great Britain and has concertized there, as well as in France and Switzerland. He is also involved in theater productions and directs Choirs for the Opera Houses in Geneva and in Lyon.

All concerts will take place on Saturday evenings at 6P.M.   The dates for this year’s Festival are:

May 4th - Olga Grigorieva

May 11th - Benjamin Righetti

May 18th - Vincent Thévenaz

 May 25 - Alan Woodbridge

Free Entrance with a Collection at the end of the Concert

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Saturday May 4, 2019 at 6pm

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Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Toccata Prima
Toccata per l’Elevazione

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Deux chorals :
Fughetta super : “Dies Sind Die Heilgen Zehn Gebot” BWV 679

“Dies Sind Die Heilgen Zehn Gebot” BWV 678

Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Choral :
Jesus Christus unser Heiland   BWW  665

Anonyme Italien (XVIIIe s.)
Sonata  (Introduction  -  Allegro)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partite diverse sopra : Sei gegrußet, Jesu gütig  BWV 768


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Saturday May 11, 2019 6pm

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J. S. Bach Masterpieces


Praeludium in c moll, BWV 546/1

"Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", BWV 684

5.Triosonate in C dur, BWV 529

I. Allegro
II. Largo

III. Allegro

"Vater unser im Himmelreich" , BWV 682

6.Triosonate in G dur, BWV 530

I. Vivace
II. Lento

III. Allegro

"Christ lag in Todesbanden" de G. Liardon et extraits de la cantate BWV 4

Fuga in c moll BWV, 546/2


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Saturday May 18, 2019 at 6pm


Benoît Capt, baritone-bass
Wendy Ghysels, violin
Nathalie Verdon, violin
Florestan Darbellay, cello
Vincent Thévenaz, organ



Nicolaus Bruhns          De profundis clamavi

 Dietrich Buxtehude          Passacaglia en ré mineur BuxWV 161 (orgue seul)

 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber          Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domus

 Johann Rosenmüller          Sonata quinta a 2 violini & viola

 Franz Tunder          O Jesu dulcissime

 Franz Tunder          Herr Gott, dich loben wir, Choralfantasie (orgue seul)

 Dietrich Buxtehude          Mein Herz ist bereit, cantate BuxWV 73

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Saturday May 25, 2019 6pm


de J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, W.A. Mozart


Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia et fugue en sol mineur, BWV 542

3 Préludes de Choral :

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 688

Louis Vierne

3 Pièces de Fantasie :



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantasia en fa mineur, K.608

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Photo Gallery

Photos by Charles Revkin

Saturday May 4, 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019

Saturday May 18, 2019

Saturday May 25, 2019

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