Casavant Frères is still based in Saint-Hyacinthe, where it was founded in 1879. The house that now accommodates our offices bears traces of its origins: like Casavant, it allies tradition and innovation.
The workshops have expanded over the decades, as Casavant grew. When walking through this inspiring succession of large and small rooms, the visitor enjoys a truly sensorial experience and witnesses the very high level of craftsmanship that is the trademark of our work.
The noble materials that make up the organ are found everywhere: tin and lead for the pipes, hardwoods and exotic woods for the cases, the consoles and the structures.
Going from one workshop to the next allows the visitor to relive the instrument’s origins. Metalworking: casting, pipe making, racking of pipes on windchests, and the preliminary voicing by which the pipes come to life and get a voice. Woodworking: lumber cutting, carpentry and cabinetmaking workshops to produce the consoles, cases, structures and windchests. Once all these elements have been made, they are put together in a large assembly room. After the organ has been thoroughly tested, it is ready to start its journey to its final destination.
Casavant Frères is rich in a unique history, where tradition and innovation, local roots and international openness are intertwined.
Established in Saint-Hyacinthe, where it was founded in 1879, this family business has successfully expanded the ancestral techniques of organ building throughout Canada, North America, and the world.Discover