The Archdiocese of Paderborn had to “1. International Organ Week “invited and came over 50 course participants from Germany, France, Romania, the Netherlands, Switzerland and many day guests and concert-goers from the diocese.


The weekly program included four organ courses with Léon Berben, Olivier Latry, Tomasz Adam Nowak and Ben van Oosten. Lessons were taught in four areas of early music, romantic, modern symphonic and improvisation, alternating daily at four locations: Erwitte (Aubertin organ from 2016), Hamm (Goll organ from 2006), Rheda (Fischer & Krämer organ from 1984) and at the historical organ ad 15th century in Ostönnen. There were also 8 public concerts and an organ tour to the cathedral in Paderborn.


The highlight was the final participant concert in Rheda with Jan Liebermann (young student at the Frankfurt Music Academy), Silvan Meschke (young student at the Cologne Music Academy), Dietrich Modersohn (Jena), Laura Schlappa (Munich Music Academy), Michael Schopen (Cologne), Stan Theodas (F- Cruseilles) and from the Cologne Music Academy Alexander Grün, Johannes Güdelhöfer, Jonathan Roth and Christopher Skilton.


Bishop Dominicus Meier thanked all those involved and the organizers of this great music week and referred in impressive words to the importance of art, culture and music for our coexistence in this world.


Magic of time, sound, space - a stroke of genius by Olivier Latry

The opening concert was more than a concert! This was a sermon and a clear statement about art, culture and our being and oneness in this world,

about coming and passing. A great 14-part total work of art - a concert at the right time in the right place.

Györgi LIGETI (1923 – 2006) Etude n° 1: «Harmonies»

Anonyme anglais / attribué à Thomas PRESTON ( - 1563) Uppon La Mi Re

Juan CABANILLES (1644 – 1712) Tiento por ALAMIRE

Jean-Pierre LEGUAY (né en 1939) Prélude VI

Tarquino MERULA (1595 – 1665) Cappricio cromatico

Jean de Macque (vers 1550 – 1614) Capricio Sopra ré, mi, fa, sol

Jean-Baptiste ROBIN (1976 - ) Trois Solos : n° 1

Jose JIMENEZ (mort en 1672) Batalla de Sexto Tono

Johann-Kaspar KERLL (1627 – 1693) Cappricio cucu

Jon LAUKVIK (1954 - ) MM

Dietrich BUXTEHUDE (1637 – 1707) Praeludium BuxWV 163

Vincent PAULET (1962 -) Messe: Entrée

Louis MARCHAND (1669 – 1732) Fond d’orgue

Vincent PAULET (1962 - ) Messe: Sortie

"A good concert must change a person" or according to Aristotle: "The whole is more than the sum of its parts". Bravo Olvier Latry!