The Great Organ Cavaillé-Coll

Organiste titulaire: Olivier Penin

Olivier Penin was appointed titular organist of the basilica Sainte Clotilde in Paris in 2012. He is in charge of the religious music and the choice of the programs in the basilica. In addition, he arranges and compose. He created an international series of concerts at the basilica as well as a masterclass which attracts pupils from all over the world. He made numerous videos on his organ which generated more than 250 000 views.
More information on the internet-site of Olivier Penin.

Former organists

César Franck, 1859/63-1890 (1).
Deputy:
Gabriel Pierne, 1885-1890.

Gabriel Pierne, 1890-1898.
Deputy:
George Mac-Master 1893-1894

Charles Tournemire, 1898-1939.
Deputies:
Joseph Ermend Bonnal, ca 1910
Roger Stiegler, ca 1920
Maurice Duruflé, 1920-1927
André Fleury, ca 1922-ca 1930
Daniel Lesur, 1927-1936
Henriette Puig-Roget, 1929
Antoine Reboulot, ca 1935
Bernard Piché, 1938-1939
Bernard Schulé, 1938-1945

Joseph Ermend Bonnal, 1941-1944
Deputy:
Bernard Schulé, 1942-1945

Jean Langlais, 1945-1987
Deputies:
Pierre Denis, 1945-1972
Pierre Cogon, 1972-1975

Jean Langlais and Pierre Cogen, 1976-1987
Deputy:
Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais, 1979-1987

Pierre Cogen and Jacques Taddei, 1988-1993

Jacques Taddei, 1994-2012

Jacques Taddei and Olivier Penin, 2004-2012

Olivier Penin (starting 2012).
Deputy:
Nicolas Pichon (starting 2013)

Source:
La tradition musicale de la basilique Sainte-Clotilde de Paris L’Orgue n° 278-279 (2007/II-III) 163-176 ISSN 0030-5170

(1) in contrast with what is generally stated, Helga Schauerte argues that Franck was officially appointed as organiste titulaire in fall 1863 instead of 1859 (Helga Schauerte-Maubouet Théodore Dubois et César Franck à Sainte-Clotilde in: La tradition musicale de la basilique Sainte-Clotilde de Paris L’Orgue n° 278-279 (2007/II-III) 7-14 ISSN 0030-5170).César Franck was appointed as organiste titulaire in 1864 instead of 1859.

'Organistes accompagnateurs'

Théodore Dubois, 1857-1863
Stéphane Gaurion, 1863 (?)-1869
Samuel Rousseau, 1870-1878 (suppléant: Guillaume Couture)
? (Suppléant: Dynam-Victor Fumet), 1879-1887
Clotaire-Joseph Franck, 1888-1890 (?)
Léon Cazajus (Suppléant: Émile Poillot), 1891-1923
Pierre Besson, 1923- ca 1964
Francois Tricot, ca 1964-1987
Yves Castagnet, 1987-1988
Phillipe Brandeis, 1988-1989
Pierre-Michel Bédard, 1989-1993
Sylvie Mallet, 1993-2003
Since 2004, there is no organiste accompagnateur anymore (and no orgue de choeur either).

Source:
La tradition musicale de la basilique Sainte-Clotilde de Paris L’Orgue n° 278-279 (2007/II-III) 163-176 ISSN 0030-5170

Statue of César Franck at Square Samuel-Rousseau