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2023

In October:

St-Sulpice masses & auditions October 2023 (in French)

>> 2023 provisional planning of the services of the organists of the great organ


Karol Mossakowski – Welcome concert – Thursday June 8, 8.30pm

On the occasion of his appointment as titular organist of the great organ of Saint-Sulpice, Karol Mossakowski will offer us a concert paying tribute to two of his illustrious predecessors, Charles-Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré, but also to César Franck.

>> Program & livestream link

Free entrance, free participation in costs.
Streamed live on Youtube.

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Sacré Jazz ! – Creation concert – Thursday May 11, 8.30pm

Unprecedented dialogue between two great organists: Rhoda Scott on the Hammond organ and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin on the Cavaillé-Coll great organ, with the participation of Ronald Baker on the trumpet.

This concert is organized by Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, and AROSS.


2023 concert season

2023 concert season

New appointments to the great organ of Saint-Sulpice

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Daniel Roth and Karol Mossakowski | ©Antoine Thiallier

Mr. Daniel ROTH is appointed titular organist emeritus.
Mrs. Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN is appointed titular organist.
Mr. Karol MOSSAKOWSKI is appointed titular organist.

>> The press release from the parish of Saint-Sulpice [in French] : PDF, JPEG

English translation :
Changes at the Grand Orgue de Saint-Sulpice
Mr. Daniel Roth, retiring, becomes titular emeritus of the Grand Orgue of Saint-Sulpice. He will continue to play once a month for the 10:00 a.m. audition and the 11:00 a.m. mass, as he wishes and for the joy of many parishioners and visitors of Saint-Sulpice.
Father Henri de La Hougue, the parish priest (Saint-Sulpice), has asked Mrs. Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, who has been the assistant titular for many years, and who gives full satisfaction for this service, both artistically and liturgically, to become “co-titular” of the Great Organ.
At the same time, he wished that another “co-titular” be able to work in full harmony with her, and in coordination with Daniel Roth whom he replaces.
After consultations, Father Henri de La Hougue chose Mr. Karol Mossakowski, who was, until now, titular organist at the cathedral of Lille, for this position.”


In 2022:

Daniel Roth & Karol Mossakowski – Concert – Saturday December 17, 8pm

As part of the closing of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and under the sponsorship of the Embassy of the Czech Republic: grand concert on the great organ of St. Sulpice by Karol Mossakowki and Daniel Roth.
Works by Widor, Vierne, improvisations…

Concert organized by the Czech Cultural Center of Paris, in partnership with AROSS.
Free entrance. (No livestream)


Olivier Latry – Recital – Sunday November 20, 4.30pm

Our association is very honoured to welcome Olivier Latry, titular organist of the great organ of Notre-Dame de Paris. He will offer us a high quality program with Jehan Alain’s Second Fantasy, Louis Vierne’s Sixth Symphony and his Salve Regina, with the participation of Damien Rivière, tenor.
>> More information…

Public concert, free entry, free participation in costs.
Live broadcast on Youtube.

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Daniel Roth’s anniversary concert – Saturday October 29, 8pm

Choir & organ concert with the “Canta Nova Saar” and “John Sheppard Ensemble Freiburg” choirs conducted by Bernhard Schmidt. At the great organ, Daniel Roth, titular organist.
Works by Bach, Bruckner, Roth (including two premieres) and Widor.

Free entry, free participation in the costs.


Tribute concert to César Franck – Sunday October 16, 4pm

Our next concert will be a tribute to the composer César Franck (1822-1890), with 6 of his emblematic works for organ, given by 6 artists of the younger generation: Alma Bettencourt, Mélodie Michel, Alexis Grizard, Axel de Marnhac, Nicola Procaccini et David Tabacaru, students in the organ class of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.
>> More information…

Public concert, free entry, free participation in costs.
Live broadcast on Youtube.

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Exceptionally, due to the Mission Congress, there will be no organ audition on Sunday, October 2.
More info on https://www.congresmission.com/

Please note: from October 9, the organ audition will take place at 10am (instead of 12pm)!


Choirs & great organ – Concert – Sunday June 19, 4pm

AROSS is delighted to welcome two German choirs bringing together more than 70 singers, conducted by Bernhard Schmidt, with Daniel Roth on the great organ, for a program of works by Fauré, Franck, Mendelssohn, Widor, Caplet…

>> More information…

Public concert, free entry, free participation in costs.

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Cine-concert – Urban symphonies – Sunday May 15, 4pm

AROSS offers you a renewed experience of the cine-concert with the screening of 4 silent short films made by the students of the final year class, cinema option, from the Lycée Saint-Sulpice, and accompanied on the great organ by improvisations by Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Samuel Liégeon and Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard.

>> Program & livestream link

Concert in public, free entry, in compliance with the health measures in force.
Live broadcast on Youtube.

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Gabriele Agrimonti – Recital – Saturday April 9, 8pm

AROSS is pleased to welcome Gabriele Agrimonti, a young concert organist from Italy, recent winner of prestigious international competitions in interpretation, improvisation and composition.

>> Program & livestream link

Concert in public, free entry, in compliance with the health measures in force.
Live broadcast on the internet (participation of 5 euros).
The video of the concert will be available until July 8, 2022.

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Conference-concert – Sunday March 13, 4pm

Michel Steinmetz, professor of liturgical sciences at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), will present a lecture (in French) on the place and role of the organ in the liturgy. This conference will be followed by two interventions by the organists of the great organ, Daniel Roth and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin.

>> Read more…
(no livestream)

Free entry subject to presentation of a european health pass / french “pass sanitaire” (verification of QR-codes via the TAC Verif application). The public is asked to respect the health instructions posted in the church: obligation to wear a mask, respect for the rules of distancing and barrier gestures.

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Le réveil de Widor

A dreamlike journey inside the great organ of Saint-Sulpice

Short film by Paul-Anthony Mille, produced by AROSS.
Filmed on 35mm film. February 2022.
Music: L’Enfant noir by Jean-Louis Florentz, performed by Alexis Grizard on the great organ of the Saint-Sulpice church.


In 2021:

Christmas concert – O Holy Night – Sunday December 12, 4pm

Les Chantres de Paris, accompanied by Ronan Chouinard on the choir organ, invite us to walk towards Christmas to the rhythm of popular music and the most beautiful antiphons from the Nativity services, with the participation of Daniel Roth on the great organ.

>> Event link
(no livestream)

Free entry subject to presentation of a european health pass / french “pass sanitaire” (verification of QR-codes via the TAC Verif application). The public is asked to respect the health instructions posted in the church: obligation to wear a mask, respect for the rules of distancing and barrier gestures.

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#SaintSulpice2021: Palmares

The videos of the finals are still available:
>> The finals – Part 1
>> The finals – Part 2
>> The award ceremony


#SaintSulpice2021: the finals – Sunday November 21, 3pm

>> The competition, the program of the finals, the livestream links…


Nathan Laube – Recital – Sunday October 31, 4pm

For its next concert, AROSS has the joy and the privilege of welcoming Nathan Laube, international concertist, professor at the Hochschule für Musik of Stuttgart, who offers us a musical journey between the Old and the New Continent.

>> Program & livestream link

The concert video is available until January 31, 2022.

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European Heritage Days 2021 – Sunday September 19, 3pm


The great organ of Saint-Sulpice: how did we come to this incredible instrument?
Since ancient times, the so-called “King of Instruments” has evolved considerably. The “organ machine” has become increasingly complex and enriched over the ages. Let us retrace this large fresco by taking as an illustration the great Clicquot – Cavaillé-Coll organ in Saint-Sulpice.

Presentation by Stéphane Molina.
Improvisations by Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, assistant organist of the great organ.
With the participation of Julien Bouvier, snare drum.

Free entry subject to presentation of a european health pass / french “pass sanitaire” (verification of QR-codes via the TAC Verif application). The public is asked to respect the health instructions posted in the church: obligation to wear a mask, respect for the rules of distancing and barrier gestures.


Radio show Générations France Musique, le live – broadcast Saturday, June 5, 4pm

The organs of Saint-Sulpice on the air: special program on the organs of Saint-Sulpice, recorded on June 2, 2021, broadcast on France Musique on June 5.
>> Link to the France Musique live & podcast
>> Photos of rehearsals and recording


Benoît Mernier – May 16 live recital

For the second recital of the season, AROSS is pleased to welcome Benoît Mernier, composer, organist, professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

>> Program & livestream link

The concert video is available until August 17, 2021.


Pierre Queval – April 17 live recital

Live video of Pierre Queval‘s recital, the first concert of our 2021 season.

Due to health measures in France, this concert took place behind closed doors without an audience.

>> Program & livestream link

The concert video is now available on Youtube.


Interactive demo session of the choir organ – Saturday, May 1, 8.30pm

Regarding the 2021 composition competition and in order to help those of you interested in candidating in the “choir & organ” category, AROSS proposes an interactive demo session presenting the different sounds of the choir organ, on Saturday May 1st, 2021, 8:30PM (church closed, no audience).

>> Youtube link

Presentation: Pierre-François Dub-Attenti
Live English translation: Camille Haedt-Goussu
Musical examples: Daniel Roth
With the participation of Catherine Simonpietri, Artistic Director of the Vocal Ensemble Sequenza 9.3.


In 2020:

Interactive tour of the great organ – Saturday, November 21 & 28, 9.00pm

In order to help those of you interested in applying for #SaintSulpice2021 composition competition, AROSS proposes two interactive demo sessions presenting the different sounds of the great organ. A first evening with Daniel Roth will be broadcast live on YouTube on Saturday November 21st, a second one with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin will be broadcast on November 28th.
>> The competition
>> Youtube link, November 21st
>> Youtube link, November 28th


Vierne on VOD!

Five of the ten videos from the Louis Vierne Blu-ray by Daniel Roth are now available on video on demand.

>> Watch the clips


Friends of Fondation de France

Our concerts activity has been added to the list of programs validated by Friends of Fondation de France. Since Friends of Fondation de France is an IRC section 501(c)(3) public charity, any donation to AROSS throught Friends of Fondation de France will be tax deductible from United States federal and state income, gift and estate taxes. Please see conditions.
To donate throught Friends of Fondation de France, click here.
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