Welcome to the website of the Jehan Alain society

The organ music of French composer Jehan Alain (1911-1940) counts amongst the most beloved and most played works of the 20st century repertoire worldwide. An important treasure of chamber music, piano music and vocal compositions remains to be discovered by the public, as well as many wonderful drawings and texts.
The Jehan Alain society owns the important house organ of the family, built from 1910 to 1971 by Jehan's father, Albert Alain. This magnificent instrument has been carefully restored and can be played, heard and visited by the public in the magnificent surroundings of the former Clunysian monastery of Romainm├┤tier (Switzerland). We also keep a large harmonium, which belonged to the family before the organ was built.
The duty of our society is to make these instruments accessible to the public. We organize courses, concerts and seminars, and we also keep documents and memorabilia given to the society by the close relatives of Jehan Alain. Our website is open to everybody and the organ manuscripts of the composer can be seen and studied

Latest News

The 50st organ course of Romainm˘tier, July 15-29 : apply NOW !

We are looking forward for a great course this coming summer, with one more important instrument...

The TagIiavini house organ is on the way
The TagIiavini house organ is on the way

This beautiful instrument, given to the Alain society by the late Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini,...

A mountain festival to honour Marie-Claire Alain
A mountain festival to honour Marie-Claire Alain

A small festival in honour of Marie-Claire Alain is announced in the mountain village of...

Contact

Email

info@jehanalain.ch

Address

Association Jehan Alain
Faubourg de l'Hôpital 18
2000 NEUCHÂTEL

Telephone

+41 (0)32 721 27 90
+41 (0)79 356 42 91
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