European Cities Of Historical Organs
Europae Civitates Historicorum Organorum
ECHO is an association of nine cities in nine EU-countries disposing of precious historic organs, cities where the care of organ-culture plays an important role. It is the predominant aim of ECHO to encourage and foster this care and the historic heritage by a vast number of means and across borders.
NEWS & EVENTS
Europa Nostra Awards 2012
The six historical organs of the Basilica of Mafra (Potugal)
"The jury was impressed by the restoration of this unique ensemble of majestic organs entrusted to organ builder Dinarte Machado closely followed by a scientific committee. This project has resulted not only in the restoration of the organs but also in the provision of an example for future generations .... Read more>>>>>>
"Peter and the Wolf"
"Nuovi Fiori Musicali"
ECHO Young Organist of the Year
ECHO promotes young organists.
With the introuction of the honorary award of 'ECHO Young Organist of the Year', the ECHO organisation is providing a visible commitment to supporting the careers of the young prize winners at the member cities' competitions.
Grand Prix d'ECHO
A joint initiative by Alkmaar, Freiberg and Innsbruck will result in the first Grand Prix d'ECHO competition, which will take place in Alkmaar during Orgelfestival Holland 2011. The participants will be the finalists of the previous competitions in each city. The winner of the Grand Prix d'ECHO will also gain the title of 'ECHO Young Organist of the Year'.
ECHO - CD
A recording with organs from the cities in the ECHO network.
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