Founded in 1969 by Pierre Firmin-Didot, who was the first sponsor, state-approved in 1977, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, the association des grandes orgues de Chartres has developed forty years of international reputation activity affecting a wide audience.
Since forty years, she organizes every year an international festival, summer evenings, and every two years the international organ competition.
It is given mainly involved the development of the organ and of organ music, and the promotion of young talents.
She participates every year at the ‘Organ Day’ and initiates educational activities for young people.
The association des grandes orgues de Chartres enjoys the recognition and support of the State (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs) and local authorities Centre-Val de Loire Regional Council, City Chartres, the SACEM (Society of Authors Composers and Music Publishers).
Its action is also supported by the Rector-Archpriest of Chartres Cathedral with its service which facilitates the organization of concerts and events.
It also maintains partnerships with companies and foundations through the Cultural Patronage : the Humanis group, AEIP, Ipsec.