Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Church Of Ste. Genevieve

Church Of Ste. Genevieve 1

There is a very impressive Catholic church in Ste. Genevieve. Not surprising, since the town was founded in 1735 by French Catholics, but it was in beautiful condition for a place that has seen much better days.

While we were looking around, I heard what sounded like quiet arpeggios. Their source was unclear. It hit me that the music was Baroque. Then the bass notes of the organ dug under the delicate top line. When I looked at the choir loft I saw someone at the console but could not make out the person. A telephoto lens did a better job. The boy in the picture below couldn't be much more than 12 but he played with great assurance and technique.

Note the On Air sign on the wall. There must have been radio broadcasts of the organ or choir at one time.

Organ Practice, Church Of Ste. Genevieve

Church Of Ste. Genevieve 2

Church Of Ste. Genevieve 3

Church Of Ste. Genevieve 5


Olivier said...

magnifique eglise et la photo du vitrail avec la statue en contre jour est superbe

Nathalie said...

Merci pour ce beau reportage.
Bravo au jeune organiste. J'adore entrer dans une église et entendre de la musique.

cieldequimper said...

Tout le monde parle français aujourd'hui alors moi aussi. Remarquable église avec ces superbes vitraux.
Jeune homme, continuez. Il n'y a rien de plus beau que la musique sacrée.

Jack said...

Marvelous scenes from the church. The boy impresses me. He is fortunate to have the talent to play an organ and play it well. That will entertain and stimulate him over a lifetime.

Halcyon said...

It is a beautiful church! I love all the details and the stained glass.

And quite interesting that such a young man would take up the organ. It's not one of the "cooler" instruments, but he looks like a cool kid to me! :)

William Kendall said...

That is a gorgeous church, Bob.

Birdman said...

Now, you've done it. Bringing back those altarboy memories...
btw Ya, I could be around. When you coming J,J or A?

Unknown said...

Beautiful symmetry on top. Great shot, Bob.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh it's such a pretty church Bob, I'd call it a 'feminine' church and surprisingly so seeing as it's a Catholic church, they seemto be to be a bit more dark and serious looking. Beautifully shown indeed.