The Church

St-Joseph-des-Épinettes dates from 1909, built with reinforced concrete in a byzantine-like style.

The organ

The organ was orginally built by Cavaillé-Coll as a private chamber-organ and was donated to St-Joseph-des-Épinettes in 1914. It was installed by Charles Mutin, who used elements (including some high quality sculptures) of the facade of the choirorgan of St-Louis-en-l'Ile, built in the early years of the 18th century (1710-1720).
The instrument was drastically modified by the local organist (Philippe Guimard) in 1985 towards a French classical style. He placed a purely decorative facade in front of the old chamber-organ, in the style of the old organ.
Nowadays, the organ is being renewed by the Flemisch organbuilder Gérard Pels d'Hondt, using parts of the old pipework.

Main builder History Latest restauration
1904 - Mutin
1944 - Gloton-Debierre
1965 - Müller
1984 - Guilmard
2007 - Pels d'Hondt (ongoing)

III/19- Mechanical traction

: Christine Stephanus
Famous organists in the past: -

Concerts: -
Masses with organ: saterday 18.30 h, sunday 10.30 h

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