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 Romainmôtier (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

23 December 2021

Lise Alain Delamare has left us

With great sorrow, we have to announce the sudden death, on December 7, 2021 at age 85, of Lise Alain Delamare, first daughter of Jehan Alain. […]
9 September 2021

General assembly 2022 of the Alain society

The general assembly of our Society has been held on Sunday, June 13, 2021.  The 2022 meeting has been set on Saturday, June 18, with a member's concert on […]
9 September 2021

Interpretation course 2022

The interpretation course will take place in three parts:Course for non-professional organists (July 13 to 15, Michel Jordan und Guy Bovet)Improvisation course (July 17 to 23, […]