Reports

Report for the 2016 General Assembly

N.B. The official reports are published in extenso in the annual brochure of the Association. The abridged versions hereunder are updated regularly during the year.

Alain organ
The instrument has received over this year 530 persons from all over the world : private visitors, groups, school classes and conservatory students.
Normally, they are hosted by Michel Jordan, Organist of the Abbey church of Romainmôtier, or by Guy Bovet.
Concerts
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. Usually, they are given by the organists performing afterwards in the Abbey church ; if this is not possible, Michel Jordan, Guy Bovet, and other members of the Committee play.
Special concerts may be organized on request all over the year. The organists can be provided by the Association, or proposed by the guests.
General assembly
Our general assembly, has taken place exceptionnally in Berne, with a concert dedicated to Albert Alain's oratorio "La Fuite en Egypte". For a few years now, the Concerts de Romainmôtier have invited our G.A.soloist for a concert in the Abbey church, the following day (Sunday), pay him a fee and give un the collection. The Society is extremely grateful for this generous present. Although the G.A. was relocated this June, the concert in the Abbey Church took place and was given by Babette Mondry.
Interpretation course
The interpretation course was held mid-July. It consisted of three 2-day sessions (Michel Bouvard, Bernhard Haas, 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. The participation was good for the improvisation (course full) and for the liturgical course, and satisfactory for the interpretation course. The total number of participants was around 40 organists.
This year was the first under the new organisation. The course continues under the management of a new group consisting of Tobias Willi, Marc Fitze, Babette Mondry, Emmanuel Le Divellec and Michel Jordan, members of our committee, and of several persons from Romainmôtier, amongst which Ms Hélène Baudat and Ms Rösli Gaudard. The local tourist office will cooperate in the organisation.
Project « Jehan Alain online » and webpage
This project is now completed, and the manuscipts are online. We hope to provide the public with the necessary material for the study of the organ works of Jehan Alain very soon. Together with this important project, our webpage has been completely modernized and improved, thanks to Massimo Mariani, Claude Maréchaux and Guy Bovet.
General office
Although the interpretation course is taken over by a new group, Marisa und Guy Bovet continue the administration of the AJA.
General assembly 2017
It will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Romainmôtier, with a concert for organ 4-hands given by Viviane Loriaut and Guy Bovet (Strawinsky, Firebird). They will play a different program the next day, Sunday June 18. Our members will be informed in written, as well as on the webpage of the AJA.

 

 

Financial situation on 31.5.2016 (abridged) in CHF

Situation on 1.6.2015

16'470.77

 

 

 

 

Memberships

4'860.29

 

Donations

2'793.04

 

Boutique

232.00

 

Profits organ hall

9'366.10

 

Interests

1.10 

 

New materials Boutique

 

00.00

Expenses for organ

 

7'000.00

Hall expenses

 

10'243.40

Administration and offiice

 

2'484.23

Administration fees bank acct

 

121.79

Membership fee Vallée du Nozon

 

100.00

General assembly

 

290.30

 

 

 

Total

33'723.30

20'239.72

Situation on 31.5.2016

13'483.58

 

 

 

 

Loan G. Bovet to Association

 

15'515.00

Loan M. Bovet-Aubert to Association

 

10'000.00

Loan A. Decourt to Association

 

650.00

1 unpaid membership

 

50.00


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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