Conference – The place of the organ in the Jewish tradition – Hervé Roten

Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

LE KARE – 45 bis avenue Edouard-Vaillant – 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt – FRANCE

Conference given for the 10th anniversary of Orgue en France*

The organ is traditionally associated with the Catholic and Protestant religions. However, it also has a place in the Jewish tradition, and many synagogues in Paris and other cities (in particular Bordeaux and Mulhouse ) are equipped with a pipe organ. The conference will allow us to understand the evolution of the role of the organ within the framework of the liturgy as well as the controversy that surrounded its introduction in the synagogues in France in the 19th century.

Hervé Roten is an ethnomusicologist, PhD in musicology at Paris University Sorbonne. He is the director of the European Institute of Jewish Music and author of many articles, books and recordings related to various aspects of the Jewish musical traditions in France and throughout the world.

Free entrance

Download the Program “10 ans d’Orgue en France”

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*The association Orgue en France celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and organizes four days of debates, workshops, round tables and musical moments around the organ

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