Reports

Report for the 2017 General Assembly

N.B. The official reports are published in extenso in the annual brochure of the Association. The abridged versions hereunder are updated regularly during the year.

Alain organ
The instrument has received over this year about 400 persons from all over the world : private visitors, groups, school classes and conservatory students.
Normally, they are hosted by Michel Jordan, Organist of the Abbey church of Romainmôtier, or by Guy Bovet.
Concerts
Regular concerts with free entrance, of about 30 minutes duration are given during the touristic season on Sundays at 4 pm, before the 5 pm concert in the Abbey church. Usually, they are given by the organists performing afterwards in the Abbey church ; if this is not possible, Michel Jordan, Guy Bovet, and other members of the Committee play.
Special concerts may be organized on request all over the year. The organists can be provided by the Association, or proposed by the guests.
General assembly
Our general assembly has taken place on June 18 in Romainmôtier, with a four-hands concert by Viviane Loriaut and Guy Bovet (Strawinsky: Firebird). For a few years now, the Concerts de Romainmôtier have invited our G.A.soloist for a concert in the Abbey church, the following day (Sunday), pay him a fee and give us the collection. The Society is extremely grateful for this generous present. This concert was played by the same performers with a different program.
Interpretation course
The interpretation course was held mid-July. It consisted of three 2-day sessions (Brett Leighton, François Espinasse and Stefan Engels), the improvisation week (Tobias Willi and Emmanuel Le Divellec), and the course for liturgical organists (2 days), given by Michel Jordan and Guy Bovet. The participation was good for the improvisation (course full) and for the liturgical course, and satisfactory for the interpretation course. The total number of participants was around 40 organists.
The course continues under the management of a new group consisting of Tobias Willi, Marc Fitze, Babette Mondry, Emmanuel Le Divellec and Michel Jordan, members of our committee, and of several persons from Romainmôtier, amongst which Ms Hélène Baudat and Ms Rösli Gaudard. The local tourist office will cooperate in the organisation.
Miscellaneous
The Committee has met several times over the year and has also visited Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, who gives us his house organ, which will go in the St Michael's chapel of the Abbey church. We were hoping that he could inaugurate it there, but unfortunately, he passed away on July 11, after this report was approved.
General office
Although the interpretation course is taken over by a new group, Marisa und Guy Bovet continue the administration of the AJA.
General assembly 2018
It will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Romainmôtier, with a concert to be announced. Our members will be informed in written, as well as on the webpage of the AJA.

 

 

Financial situation on 31.5.2016 (abridged) in CHF

Situation on 1.6.2015

13'483.58

 

 

 

 

Memberships

4'564.39

 

Donations

3'335.42

 

Boutique

732.00

 

Profits organ hall

10'803.15

 

Interests

0.00 

 

New materials Boutique

 

00.00

Expenses for organ

 

8'000.00

Hall expenses

 

10'490.75

Administration and offiice

 

915.19

Administration fees bank acct

 

167.60

Membership fee Vallée du Nozon

 

100.00

General assembly

 

207.50

 

 

 

Total

32'918.54

19'881.04

Situation on 31.5.2016

13'037.50

 

 

 

 

Loan G. Bovet to Association

 

14'215.00

Loan M. Bovet-Aubert to Association

 

10'000.00

Loan A. Decourt to Association (waived)

 

000.00

Unpaid memberships

 

530.00


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