The "Paris Organ Trip" in the week after Easter has been taking place now for more than 20 years.
This year it was devoted to Luois Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor (8oth Anniversary of Death), Louis Lefebure-Wely (200th Anniversary of Birth) Alexandre Guilmant (180th Anniversary of Birth) and Olivier Messiaen( 25th Anniversary of Death).
The focus of the course was the churches and organs in Paris where these musicians and composers worked: Institute Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles, St Sulpice, Trinity and Madeleine. Altogether there were 16 organ viewings and course events in 5 days. The high points were two organ courses in Trinity and in Madeleine and the presentations "Guilmant on the Harmonium" and "Lefebure-Wely".
Equally fascinating were the meetings with Parisian Organists Dominique Levacque, David Cassan, Camielle Déruelle, Gabriel Bestion de Camboulas, Carolyn Shuster-Fournier, Frédéric Blanc, Henri de Rohan-Czermak, Daniel Roth, Kurt Lueders, Didier Matry, Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard and Pierre Cambourian.
More than 50 participants responded to the invitation from ORGANpromotion and experienced a grand Paris Organ Programme. They were from 9 different countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, USA, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Great Britain.
Leopold Neder Schneider, Munich