French Organ Music Seminar 2013
International Organ Music Seminars has announced the 18th French Organ Music Seminar, which will be held in England and France from July 25 through August 7, 2013 (14 days).
Planned for organists and organ lovers of all proficiency levels, the French Organ Music Seminar has featured study and playing sessions in Paris and other European locations since 1986. Many organists, professional and amateur, have experienced a transformation in their organ skills and knowledge after taking part in these seminars.
This summer, organ study in England will feature the organs of Trinity College, Ely Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, and Peterborough Cathedral, with seminars emphasizing Anglican service playing, anthem accompanying, liturgical improvisation, and the history of the English organ. Instructors will include Gillian Weir, Colin Walsh, and John Hosking.
Study and playing time in Lyon, Burgundy, and the French Alps will take place at the organs of Saint-François-de-Sales (Lyon), the Conservatoire de Lyon, Chambery Cathedral, le Collegiale de Dole, Annecy Cathedral, Dijon Cathedral and others. In Reims and Paris participants will study and play the organs of Reims Cathedral, Saint Remi, Saint-Sulpice, Notre-Dame (Paris), Saint-Augustin, Ste-Clotilde, La Trinité, Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Versailles Castle, and the Versailles Conservatoire. Instructors include: Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Francois Espinasse, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Thibaut Duret, Didier Matry, Beatrice Piertot, Yannick Merlin, and Benjamin Steens.
For many years, past participants have expressed overwhelming gratitude for the way their lives and careers have been positively affected by FOMS.
More information is available at www.bfoms.com.
(Pictured are Jens Korndoerfer, Ryan Murphy, and Ben Van Oosten at St-Ouen in Rouen during FOMS 2011.)