Guy Didier became famous in France for being the youngest organist in French history! He was only 6 years old when he took a liking to the organ. He remembers fondly sitting in church with his mother and not being able to take his eye off the organ player instead of the stage. Born and raised in Paris, Guy began to study piano at the age of fourteen, it was only in 1962 that he began to learn the organ which would soon skyrocket him to stardom for his unique talent at such a young age.
For Guy, the organ is a very special instrument because it is all the instruments of a band put into one! Today we offer tours with this acclaimed Master Organist at St. Christophe de la Villette Church in the 19th arrondissement. The organ Guy plays today is a beautiful instrument dating back to 1860. Guy still comes four times a week to practice his musical talents.
Sunday mornings with Guy is one of our most popular tours at American Concierge for good reason. You will follow Guy up into one of the highest parts of this church to have a bird’s eye view of the service while takes you through the history of this beautiful organ and his history as a famous musician. While taking in the views from the Organist’s loft you will observe the Maestro play and gain a unique perspective of what it takes to become a master organist in France.
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5 years ago
We will try to see this on our next visit. On a recent trip we happened upon the Sunday morning organ recital at St. Sulpice, truly beautiful and awe inspiring. To actually visit the Organist’s loft would be spectacular!