While taking into account today's listening conditions and expectations, Casavant is inspired by traditional techniques down to the smallest detail.
Thanks to nearly a century and a half of history, transmitted wisdom, and the company's rich archive we keep, Casavant can grasp the workings and the soul of old organs, from the 19th century to the 1970s, whether they come from Casavant Frères or were created by other builders.
Restoration can sometimes be likened to a true rebirth. Such was the case for the Trinity Church organ on Wall Street, which was dismantled after the September 11 attacks and was long considered to be unrepairable. Confronted with several tens of thousands of spare parts, and in the absence of a plan, our experts were able to restore this 1923 instrument to its full glory.
Most often, instruments are repaired, cleaned and voiced in our vast workshops, where our craftspeople can combine their skills. However, when the organ must continue to be in service, we can set up a phased renovation at the place of origin.
Most of our restoration assignments take place in North America, but we also work on other continents; for example, through our collaboration with a Scandinavian organ builder, a 1920 Casavant organ made its way from Quebec Canada to Bergen, Norway.