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 in 2019

Bart Jacobs (Belgium)

Music by Verschraegen, Reger, Bovet, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Schumann

04 July 2019 at 08:00 PM

Antonio Caporaso (Italy)

Music by Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Guilmant

11 July 2019 at 08:00 PM

Sergio Orabona (Germany)

Bach, Guilmant, Lefébure-Wély, Debussy, Bossi, Demessieux, Hakim and Machia

18 July 2019 at 08:00 PM

Katrien Mannaert (Belgium)

Music by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Stamm, Verschraegen, De Winter and Bach

25 July 2019 at 00:45 PM!

Geerten van de Wetering (Dutsch)

Music by Verschraegen, Hindemith, Vierne, de Klerk, Peeters

01 August 2019 at 08:00 PM

Frank Heye (Belgium)

Music by Boutmy, Bach, Reger, Verschraegen, Glass en Ayres

08 August 2019 at 08:00 PM

Laure Dermaut (Belgium)

Music by Bach, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Widor, Peeters, Verschraegen and Van Hulse

15 August 2019 at 08:00 PM

Dariusz Bakowski - Kois (Poland)

Music by Liszt, Kerll, Reger, Karg-Elert, Cappelen, Nowowiejski, van den Kerckhoven and Verschraegen

22 August 2019 at 08:00 PM

Edward De Geest (Belgium)

Titular Organist of the Ghent Saint Bavo Cathedral

Music by Vierne, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Tilborghs, Absil, Verschraegen en Reger

29 August 2019 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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