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Orgues Létourneau has been an international leader in pipe organ design, construction, restoration and tonal finishing for over 35 years. Our pipe organs are conceived as engaging musical entities combining rich, balanced colours with precise, responsive key actions that encourage virtuosic playing.

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January 11, 2017

A second Létourneau organ bound for Tuscaloosa, Alabama

We are delighted to publicize the commissioning of our Opus 132 for Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A three-manual instrument with 35 ranks, the organ will reside in the organ chamber on the epistle side of the church chancel. The organ’s specification is inclined toward the Anglican service and will include two expressive divisions, a grand Swell reed chorus, several orchestral reeds, and an array of contrasting string colours with accompanying celestes. The instrument’s installation is expected in early 2018 following a major renovation of the church’s interior; completion is anticipated before Holy Week.

August 19, 2016

Royal Canadian College of Organists - Award of Excellence

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Canadian College of Organists has awarded our company’s President and Founder, Fernand Létourneau, their Award of Excellence. Given for a significant contribution to the promotion and value of the organ and its music in Canada, Mr. Létourneau was singled out as “one of the finest organ builders in the world” and it was noted that the company’s instruments “reflect artistic excellence in every respect, including exquisite voicing.” Mr. Létourneau received his prize on Wednesday, July 13th as part of the convocation at this year’s RCCO’s convention in Kingston, Ontario. The photo shows Mr. Létourneau shaking hands with the outgoing President of the RCCO, James Bailey.

July 23, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas recently signed a contract with Orgues Létourneau for a new pipe organ -- our Opus 131 -- as the first in a two-phase project. Once the renovation of Good Shepherd’s nave is complete this fall, a 32-rank organ will be installed in a newly constructed gallery at the west end of the church. The organ will be played from a three-manual console in the Anglo-American style with 300 levels of memory and a full compliment of thumb and toe pistons. Plans for the second phase of the project include a second pipe organ to be installed in the church chancel to be played from the same console.

June 18, 2016

Restoration of the 1960 Casavant Frères pipe organ (Opus 2583) at le Séminaire St-Joseph of Trois-Rivières, Québec

Orgues Létourneau is pleased to announce the signature of a contract to complete the restoration of the 1960 Casavant Frères pipe organ (Opus 2583) at le Séminaire St-Joseph of Trois-Rivières, Québec (http://www.ssj.qc.ca). Having restored the organ’s wind system in 2014, Létourneau will begin a comprehensive restoration of the electro-pneumatic wind chests and three-manual console later this month. Completion of this 32-stop instrument’s refurbishment is expected for the beginning of classes in the fall of 2016.

June 7, 2016

Going to the AGO National Convention in Houston this June?

If so, come and visit with us at our booth in the convention exhibit hall! Fernand Létourneau, Andrew Forrest, Dudley Oakes and Sarah Hawbecker will all be at the booth no. 222 at various points during the week. Convention goers will also have an opportunity to hear two recent Létourneau organs: The large three-manual at Houston Baptist University’s Belin Chapel (Opus 116) and the company’s magnum opus at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine (Opus 97). More information about the convention is available on their website at AGOHouston2016.com.

November 30, 2015

Létourneau chosen to restore the Casavant organ at First Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta

We are delighted to announce that First Baptist Church of Edmonton, Alberta has chosen Orgues Létourneau to restore and revoice their 39-rank Casavant Frères pipe organ (Opus 2300, 1955 and 1961). The project will include the conversion of the three-manual console to solid-state switching and capture systems, restoration of the existing electro-pneumatic wind chests, recovering of the wind reservoirs, revoicing of the organ’s reed stops and several weeks of on-site tonal finishing. The work is expected to be completed before the summer of 2016.

September 1, 2015

Georges Trépanier promoted to General Manager of Orgues Létourneau

Fernand Létourneau, president and founder of Orgues Létourneau, is pleased to announce the promotion of Georges Trépanier as his successor in the role of General Manager after more than 36 years. Mr. Trépanier has occupied the position since March 1, 2015. M. Trépanier gravitated to the field of organ building from a young age as the nephew of M. Létourneau. He possesses a diploma in administration from HEC Montréal’s School of Management and has managed the company’s financial affairs as Controller since 2002. In his new position, M. Trépanier is responsible for all aspects relative to the company’s administration and for implementing the strategic plan as developed with M. Létourneau to assure the company’s continuity.

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