ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
The organ was built in 1892 by E. and J. Abbey in an
oak sideboard embedded in a niche.
In 1953, the instrument was transformed into the
neo-classical style. A small overhaul was done by
Barberis in 1980. The organ was restored by Olivier
Chevron in 2018-2019.
The organ was restored by Olivier Chevron in 2018-
2019. The instrument had never been fully
overhauled since it was installed in 1895 in the newly
completed chapel. It is not known if the organ had a
short life in another place before.
Olivier Chevron's work consisted of a general
dismantling and restoration in the workshop.
The composition of the instrument has been
modified to restore it to a state close to its original
composition. The instrument that had been
transformed into an "organ to play everything" in the
1950s (by an unknown builder) has moved closer to
its original romantic spirit.
Thus, the modifications of 1953 were removed: the
Plein jeu and the Tierce were removed and the
Doublette was replaced by a new Doublette more in
relation to the spirit of the instrument.
A Flûte Harmonique on the great organ and a Voix
Céleste to the swell were added as a replacement.
Finally, we took the opportunity to advance the
console and the buffet by about twenty centimeters
which improves the sound of the instrument in the
place and facilitates future restorations.