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Chapelle du collège

lycée Gerson

31, rue de la Pompe, 75016 Paris

1892 - Abbey

1953 - ??

1980 - Barbéris (overhaul only)

2019 - Chevron

I/16 - mechanical traction - Stoplist

The chapel The Gerson Private Catholic School was founded in 1884 by Father Dibildos. The chapel was built in 1895 by architects Claude Salleron and Eugene Homberg, in addition to the school built the previous year. The stained glass windows, made by Félix Gaudin, were donated by students at the very end of the 19th century.
The organ was built in 1892 by E. and J. Abbey in an oak buffet embedded in a niche. In 1980, Barbéris added a few stops and made some minor changes to adapt the instrument to the neo-classical style. The organ is restored recently by Olivier Chevron.
Vidéos Samuel Liégeon
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.
Organs of Paris

Chapelle du

collège

lycée Gerson

31, rue de la Pompe, 75016 Paris

1892 - Abbey

1953 - ??

1980 - Barbéris (overhaul only)

2019 - Chevron

I/16 - mechanical traction - Stoplist

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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.
Vidéos Samuel Liégeon