Gents Orgelcentrum

The "Gents Orgelcentrum" (Ghent Organ center) was founded in 1951. The object of the organization is to keep alive the history and art of the organ. Yearly organ concerts are organized in July and August in the Saint-Bavo's Cathedral and offer Belgian and international soloists the opportunity to bring both unknown and well-known organ music to a broad audience. The organ festival is organized by the GOC (Ghent Organ Center) under the highly appreciated support and collaboration of the religious authorities of the Saint-Bavo's Cathedral and the city of Ghent under the auspices of the government of the Province of East-Flanders and the city council of Ghent

The Concerts

each Thursday evening at 08:00 PM in July and August

Beginning at 12.45 PM during the Ghent Festivities

The Organ

The organ was built in 1653-1655 by Louis Bys and Pierre Destrée and shows the coat of arms of bishop Ant. Triest, which indicates that he offered this organ to the cathedral.


Tickets available at the box office
no reservations required
Children en Students 8 €
Adults 10 €

Concerts 2017

Luk Bastiaens, Belgium

06 July 2017 at 08:00 PM

Karel Martinek,Tsjechië

13 July 2017 at 08:00 PM

Nico Declerck, Belgium

20 July 2017 at 12:45 PM
Tickets 8 €

Christian Bacheley, France

27 July 2017 at 08:00 PM

Riccardo Gnudi, Sweden

03 August 2017 at 08:00 PM

Isabelle Fontaine, France

10 August 2017 at 08:00 PM

Christine Kamp, Netherland

17 August 2017 at 08:00 PM

Heiner Grasst, Germany

24 August 2017 at 08:00 PM

Edward De Geest, Belgium

Titular Organist of the Ghent Saint Bavo Cathedral

31 August 2017 at 08:00 PM


of the city and the Saint Bavo Cathedral


Chairman: Dirk Verschraegen

Vice-Chairman: Edward de Geest

Treasurer: Hans De Meester

Secretary: Frank Heye

  • Address: Eikendreef 17, 9080 Lochristi, Belgium
  • Phone: +32 9 355 9179
  • Email: info [at] gents-orgelcentrum [dot] be
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