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Pori Organ festival wishes a great New Year 2018
to all organ music friends!


Marcel Dupré: Variations sur un Noël Op. 20 - Juhani Romppanen, Paschen Kiel organ





Pori Organ 2018 festival presents Vincent Dubois, Hans Fagius, Gunnar Idenstam, Karol Mossakowski, Ilpo Laspas and festival young artist Aleksanteri Wallius at the console of the Paschen Kiel organ.

In the program of the festival opening concert Monday 11.June is Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem. It is performed by Pori Philharmonic Choir with artistic director Ognian Vassilev, Ilpo Laspas, organ and Mads Büchert, timpani.

Pori Organ festival is held in the Central Pori Church 11. – 17. June 2018.
The city of Pori is situated in the west coast of Finland.

Welcome to the festival!

Juhani Romppanen
artistic director



Program 2018

Concerts at Central Pori Church (except *):

Monday 11.6. klo 19

Porin Filharmoninen kuoro 

- johtaa Ognian Vassilev
Pia Freund
, sopraano

Johann Tilli, basso

Ilpo Laspas, urut

Mads Büchert, lyömäsoittimet

20 €


Tuesday 12.6. klo 19 

Vincent Dubois, urut

10 €


Wednesday 13.6. klo 19

Gunnar Idenstam, urut

10 €


Thursday 14.6. klo 19

”Urut ja Elokuva”
Karol  Mossakowski
, urut

10 €


Friday 15.6. klo 19

Hans Fagius, urut

10 €


 (*) Saturday 16.6. klo 19

Siikaisten kirkko


Hans Fagius, urut

10 €


Sunday 17.6. klo 16

Johannes Wallius, urut 

Pori Organ Festival Young artist 2018

10 €


 (*) Sunday 17.6. klo 19

Uudenkaupungin kirkko

Hans Fagius, urut


10 €

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Central Pori Church Organ

Paschen Kiel Orgelbau GmbH 2007

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When the new organ for Central Pori Church was being planned, two main objectives were in the forefront: firstly, to provide the congregation with a versatile and inspiring instrument and secondly, to build an organ of the highest artistic integrity based on the French Romantic tradition.

Organ building prospered in France in the second half of the 19th century. This resulted in a number of brilliant instruments being built in different parts of France, during that period. The inspiration provided by the new style of organ-building, culminated in a significant output of major organ-compositions being created. The most important composers of this style are César Franck, Louis Vierne, Camille Saint-Saëns, Alexandre Guilmant and Charles-Marie Widor.

The organ in Central Pori Church was built by the German organ-building company, Paschen Kiel Orgelbau GmbH. The specification, designed by the Parisian organ specialist Kurt Lueders, has 58 stops on three manuals and pedal. The organ-builders and voicers, Helmuth Gripentrog and Kalevi Mäkinen, were  responsible for the voicing of the organ. 

The organ façade was designed by Roland Monczynski, Director of the Paschen Organ Factory, who based the design on a combination of the typical characteristics of the French Romantic organ style, with that of the Neo-Gothic architecture of Central Pori Church. The casework and façade is made of oak and houses selected front pipes belonging to the stops  Montre 16’ and Montre 8’, both of which are part of the division “Grand Orgue “. The remainder of this division, belonging to the main manual is located behind the façade. The Positif and Récit divisions are enclosed in swell boxes, one on top of the other, behind the Grand Orgue division. The  pedal pipes are on both sides of the Grand Orgue division. The largest pedal stops, Soubasse 32´ and Bombarde 32´, are situated at the back wall of the organ case on their own wind chests. 

The tonal structure of the organ specification is based on the French Romantic organ tradition and is for this reason, that the instrument’s sound reflects the quality of timbre embodied in a symphony orchestra. Emphasis is on fundamental tone, which is in turn shaped by juxtaposing and the combination of three characteristic stop families (flutes, strings and the numerous colourful and brilliant reed stops). In addition, the first and second manuals include a fully-fledged mixture chorus, e.g. Grand Orgue( the first manual): Montre 16´, Montre 8´, Prestant 4´, Doublette 2´, Fourniture 5r, Cymbale 4r.  Additionally the organ has colourful mutation ranks, for example Nasard 2 2/3’ or Tierce 1 3/5’.

All departments of the organ are subdivided into two sections: foundation stops and forte stops. The latter may be prepared thanks to the appel system (foot activated pedal-levers which bring on the previously-drawn stops belonging to this group). In addition to the appel pedals, the organ also possesses a computer-based register memory system, which enables the recording of a nearly countless number of stop combinations.

The pipes of the second and third manuals are enclosed in wooden chambers known as swell boxes, whose sides can be opened and closed progressively to increase and decrease the volume of tone.  In addition to the usual couplers, e.g. second to first, the first and third manuals are equipped with suboctave couplers (Octaves graves). All of these devices make great dynamic variation possible; the organist can thereby initiate tremendous crescendo and diminuendo effects.

The tracker action of the organ is mechanical, and the stop action is both mechanical and electrical. All the manuals are equipped with the so-called Barker lever machines to assist the keyboard playing action by means of pneumatics. This way the fundamental principles of mechanical action and those of pneumatic action conjugate most effectively. The mechanical action retains a clear pluck point, without the touch being influenced by the couplers, thus giving the organist the means to control this technically complex late Neo-Romantic organ with all its couplers, double pallets and long action runs, in a musical and sensitive way. 

The wind system (12 large bellows), the console design, pipework placement, scaling and voicing were carried out in accordance with the essential characteristics of the French Romantic organ building tradition. 

Helmuth Gripentrog and Kalevi Mäkinen    
(translation: Leena Tuomola and Andrew Plumridge)

HGripentrog KMakinen


Central Pori Church
Paschen Kiel Orgelbau GmbH 2007


I  Grand Orgue
Montre    16poriorgan 44Bourdon    16
Montre      8
Bourdon      8
Violoncelle      8
Flûte harmonique      8
Prestant      4
Flûte octaviante      4
Quinte      2 2/3
Doublette      2
Fourniture      5r
Cymbale      4r
Cornet      5r
Basson    16
Trompette      8
Clairon      4

II  Positif expressif
Quintaton    16
Principal       8
Flûte       8poriorgan 30Cor de nuit      8
Salicional      8
Unda maris      8
Prestant      4
Flûte douce      4
Nasard      2 2/3
Doublette      2
Tierce      1 3/5
Plein jeu harmonique      3-6r
Piccolo      1
Cor anglais    16
Trompette      8
Clarinette      8


III  Récit expressif
Bourdon    16
Diapason      8
Flûte traversiere      8
Viole de gambe      8
Voix céleste      8
Flûte octaviante      4
Viole d’amour      4
Octavin      2
Plein jeu      4r
Bombarde    16
Trompette harmonique      8
Clairon      4
Basson et hautbois      8
Voix humaine      8


Soubasse    32
Contrebasse    16
Soubasse    16
Basse      8
Bourdon      8
Violoncelle      8
Flûte      4
Bombarde    32
Bombarde    16
Basson    16
Trompette      8
Clairon      4poriorgan fasadi

Pédales de Combinaisons
Effet d’orage
Tirasse Grand Orgue
Tirasse Positif
Tirasse Récit
Anches Pédale
Octaves Graves Grand Orgue
Octaves Graves Récit
Tremolo Positif
Expression Positif
Expression Récit
Tremolo Récit
Anches Grand Orgue
Anches Positif
Anches Récit
Introduction Grand Orgue
Copula Positif/Grand Orgue
Copula Récit/Grand Orgue
Copula Récit/Positif

Built by: Paschen Kiel Orgelbau GmbH

Specification: Kurt Lueders, Paris, France

Façade: Roland Monczynski, Germany

Technical layout:  Roland Monczynski

Voicers: Helmuth GripentrogKalevi  Mäkinen