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 €

Aktuele Concerten 2018

Tom Hoornaert (Belgium)

Music by Buxtehude, Bach, Reger, Boëllmann e.a.

05 July 2018 at 08:00 PM

Michael De Geest (Belgium)

Music by de Grigny, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Bach e.a.

12 July 2018 at 08:00 PM

Peter Pieters (Belgium)

Music by Bach, Elert, Reger, Messiaen e.a.

19 July 2018 at 12:45 PM!

Els Biesemans (Switzerland)

Music by Mendelssohn,Bach, Pierné, Liszt e.a.

26 July 2018 at 08:00 PM

Natalia Letiuk (Rusia)

Music by Bruhns, Franck, Tournemire, Vierne e.a.

02 August 2018 at 08:00 PM

Kuniko Sumiyama (Japan)

Music by A. Kerhoven, Böhm, Buxtehude, Bach, Reger e.a.

09 August 2018 at 08:00 PM

Rui Fernando Pais Silva Soares (Portugal)

Music by Mendelssohn, Franck, Dubois e.a.

16 August 2018 at 08:00 PM

Didier Matry (France)

Music by Widor, Gigout, Martry e.a.

23 August 2018 at 08:00 PM

Edward De Geest (Belgium)

Organist-titularis van de Gentse Sint-Baafskathedraal

Titular Organist of the Ghent Saint Bavo Cathedral

30 August 2018 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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