France and the organ: an extraordinary vitality

  • 10,000 organs
  • Five centuries of music and organbuilding
  • Hundreds of “Friends of the Organ” associations with passionate members
  • Two hundred organ teaching programs
  • 80 organbuilders
  • Hundreds of thousands of listeners around the world

However, much remains to be done in our country so our instrument finds a more prominent place in the media, in concert halls, and other non-religious venues, in order to attract a larger and younger audience. Orgue en France (Organ in France), an association founded in 2011, has as its goal the creation of a new dynamic in the days, months and years to come.