Report for 2019/20 (abstract)
N.B. Since the General Assembly could not take place this year, our members have received a short report of the activities and finances. The official reports will be published in extenso in the annual brochure of the Association.
The instrument has received over this year about 1000 visitors from all over the world : private visitors, groups, school classes and conservatory students. A group from the USA has shot a movie, which is not yet available.
Normally, visitors are hosted by Michel Jordan, Organist of the Abbey church of Romainmôtier, or by Guy Bovet.
Regular concerts with free entrance, of about 30 minutes duration are given during the touristic season on Sundays at 4 pm, before the 5 pm concert in the Abbey church. We unfortunately had to cancel all July events, as well as the Alain and Tagliavini organ presentations in August. The big August concerts in the Abbey Church will take place.
Special concerts may be organized on request all over the year. The organists can be provided by the Association, or proposed by the guests.
The next general assembly will be for 2020/2021 and has been scheduled, with the traditional benefit concert in the Abbey church, for June 12 and 13, 2021. The musical program will probably be the program we should have enjoyed this June (Michel Jordan, organist, with Christian Delafontaine, flutist).
The interpretation course to be held mid-July had to be cancelled. The dates for 2021 are already set, with the same program and teachers as planned for this year: three 2-day sessions (Wolfgang Zerer, Christophe Mantoux, Guy Bovet), the improvisation week (Tobias Willi and Emmanuel Le Divellec), and the course for liturgical organists (2 days), given by Michel Jordan and Guy Bovet.
Mrs Rösli Gaudard and Mrs Hélène Baudat have managed the course with great competence during five years and asked to be relieved from their office. A new secretary's office is under organisation in cooperation with the Concerts de Romainmôtier. There will be no changes for information and registration.
The Committee has met several times over the year. The main issue has been the installation of a fire and water protection for the Alain organ. Because of the epidemic, the project has been delayed, but we will resume the work as soon as possible.
Financial situation on April 30, 2020
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