ORGANS OF PARIS © 2020 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME D-R
In 1842, the church acquired one of the first instruments of
the young Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, at the same time as the
Lutheran Church of Redemption, which was then its annex.
The organ was built for the Universal Exhibition in Paris
and was originally intended to serve as a choir organ in St
Roch's Church. Several times transformed by Cavaillé-Coll
(1863), Mutin (1912) and Gutschenrietter (1945), the
instrument consisted of 18 stops on 2 keyboards and
pedals, with mechanical transmissions.
In 1978, the parish decided to acquire a new organ,
commissioned from the Muhleisen House in Strasbourg-
Cronenbourg. The old organ was dismantled and
reassembled in 1988 in the chapel le de Jésus Enfant of the
parish of Ste Clotilde (Paris VIIe). In 1982 and 1983, the new
organ was built and mounted on the tribune in the back of
the nave. It was the first new organ financed by the city of
Paris in the 20th century. It is an instrument in the German
Baroque style, with 29 stops on three keyboards and
pedals, with mechanical transmissions. The buffet was
designed by Rémy Mahler.
In 2017, the instrument was overhauled by Muhleisen.
In 1987, the church acquired a small choir organ built by
Muhleisen. This Positive of 4 stops with pedal ‘en tirasse’ would
have been sold to a temple in Marseille in the early 2000s.
Jacques Amade, Eric Ampeau, Aude Heuretematte
Service with organ
Sunday 11:00 AM, Thursday 7:00 PM (Vespers)