The human organ

The human

Calefax brings the most beautiful organ music to the concert hall.

“The monster never breathes!”, Igor Stravinsky once said about the church organ. Still, only a few instruments have as large a repertoire to choose from – almost all well-known composers wrote for it. However, this music is seldomly heard and even avoided by most music lovers. Is it the overwhelming sound, the liturgical connotation, the association with cold church benches? Calefax, almost a human breathing organ in itself, brings the most beautiful organ music to the concert hall.


Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia Ensalada
Felix Mendelssohn Prelude no. 2 and Fugue no. 1 from op. 37
César Franck Deuxième choral
Jehan Alain Litanies
Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
Hans Koolmees Estampie
François Roberday Fugues et caprices
Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia and Fugue

Past concerts

Sun 27 Oct 15.30 The human organ Sint Jacobskerk Vlissingen / NL
Fri 8 Nov 13.15 The human organ Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff / WA
Sun 10 Nov 16.00 The human organ Swansea University Swansea / EN
Mon 11 Nov 19.45 The human organ St. Mary's Church Luton / EN
Sun 17 Nov 11.30 The human organ Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL
Wed 20 Nov 20.15 The human organ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL
Tue 26 Nov 20.15 The human organ TAQA Theater De Vest (Stichting Alkmaarse Kamermuziek) Alkmaar / NL
Wed 27 Nov 20.00 The human organ TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL
Sun 1 Dec 15.00 The human organ Theater de Stoomfabriek Dalfsen / NL
Mon 9 Dec 19.00 The human organ Royal Nothern College of Music (Manchester Chamber Concerts Society) Manchester / EN
Thu 12 Dec 13.15 The human organ New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (Leicester International Music Festival) Leicester / EN
Sun 15 Dec 20.15 The human organ De Doelen Rotterdam / NL