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27-29 September 2012 - 11th International Organ Festival.
The organ in Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja
The largest mechanical organ in the world until 1912
Orgue mécanique de Liepaja en Lettonie

27-29 September 2012 - 11th International Organ Festival. The church is famous for its magnificent organ built by Andreas Henrich Concius, one of the best organ builders in Europe at the time. In 1779, he presented the organ in church organist. It remained the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1912. Gift: some sounds of this organ to listen. Climbing the stairs inside the tower, you will see an overview of Liepaja, the port and the region.

Article published on 17 September 2012
last modification on 28 June 2013

by Bruno
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The organ

A Liepaja, do not forget to listen to the powerful voice of the organ.

The talents of organist Vita Kalnciema allowed 25 June 2011 the outstanding musical moments exclusively for latvia-francija.fr [blue]

Two excerpts from a recording made in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja, during a concert by the musician Vita Kalnciema.
This sound recording, made ​​unexpectedly, among the public on the ground floor, without trying to position microphones, sometimes transmits mechanical noise operation of the organ located in the upper floor

This in the "Music concert-churches" the organ of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, cycle began with the pastor Ojara Freimanis by reading entries in the introduction to prayer. Then the organist sits Vita Kalnciema instrument for extracting chests sounds powerful organ.

"The - Music-concert cycle churches - is the average noise to attract the attention of the public in our churches, to restore this unique building and its tools," said Christine Linden, restorative restoration fund manager Liepaja Holy Trinity Church . She remembers: "The concerts are free entry, participations fees are donations to the church.".
Vita Kalnciema played several compositions, as well as JS Bach and G. Boehm "Korāļprelūdijas" and others. Vita Kalnciema says this is the third time she plays in Liepaja. "The organ, a mechanical instrument is easy to play. Organ The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is not homogeneous, they were not built at once, but over the years, with additions. Yet it gives color, its a bunch! "said the organist.

The organist Vita Kalnciema was born in Riga. She began studying the piano at the Latvian Academy of Music with the professor Ella Strazdiòa, before moving to the organ, following the lessons Pçteris Sîpolnieks and Vija Vismane. His technique was perfected with great organists of the world:
The artist has won prizes in international competitions in Ukraine (1989), Poland (1989), Switzerland (1994), S. contest Frank Harlem (Netherlands, 1994). It was the market for Latvian Philharmonic concert season 1990/1991 and gave concerts in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, United States , Canada. She has recorded several albums and made ​​recordings for the funds of the radio and television.
Currently professor of organ at the Latvian Academy of Music and the School of Riga Dome choir, Kalnciema is also organist of the Lutheran Church of Jesus Riga. She founded the Çrìelnieku ìilde Latvijas (Latvian Guild of Organists), she now runs.

Vous pouvez aussi monter au sommet de la tour de l’église ( 135 marches) pour apprécier un panorama à couper le souffle sur Liepaja !

++++Cathedral Holy Trinity

Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité à Liepaja
Svetas Trisvienibas Katedrale


Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Liepaja

++++Visit

The church was built for the needs of the German Lutheran church, the foundation stone was laid in 1742. Sixteen years later, December 5, 1758, the church was consecrated, though for the construction of tower 55 meters high it took 108 years.

The church is famous for its magnificent organ built by Andreas Henrich Concius, one of the best organ builders in Europe at the time. In 1779, it contained 38 points in the church organist. It remained the largest mechanical organ in the world until 1912.

In the church you can see a plaque dedicated to Finnish Jaegers, who gave the oath of loyalty to the government of the newly created independent Finland in 1918.


Cathedral of Holy Trinity, interior in Liepaja

++++ Exceptional film

Liepāja Trinity Film 2011 - 31’43
The film was made to promote the unique heritage of the Latvian organ, during the period from Christmas Day 2009 until spring 2011.

Directed by Krista Kalnaraja Inese Kestere and it was mounted in the TV studios Kurzeme.

A film that shows the atmosphere of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja, ornaments, agility temple, which is home to the 18th century.

The interior of the cathedral reveals the rococo style, typical of luxury and wealth at the time shown.
The program is musically rich, because it reflects the major recording options of the organ and musical diversity of the whole Church - Christmas carols to gospel music and university that brings together the International Organ Festival each fall in Liepaja.
The video also recalls the events of the summer of 2010., When the organ stopped playing for a while.
Documents memorize the work process of the organ, captured on the spot with the talent of the organist Janis Kalnins.
The film was created to identify and promote the heritage of the organ in the church is a national monument in Latvia.
The video material is a source of information for cultural heritage professionals, restaurateurs, international organizations, and others who are concerned with the physical preservation and transmission to future generations. The film is based on an update to a number of important issues that affect the fate of single Latvian cultural heritage.
These are issues and problems faced by financial processing all those who are responsible for the preservation of cultural heritage.
Thank you for those involved and get involved!

++++The tower

In the tower, noticing the very old mechanism of the clock.

To visit the tower, ask the person who holds the home of the Church, there is a small contribution to the costs of maintenance, and it will open access. Prepare to climb 135 steps to heaven ...

Virtual tour and panoramic location in the tower made ​​by Vil Muhametshin:


Cathedral of Holy Trinity, interior in Liepaja

++++To heaven

As if you were in the belfry: two panoramas photographed by Vil Muhametshin show you the city of Liepaja. To visit the tower, ask the person who holds the home of the Church, there is a small contribution to the costs of maintenance, and it will open access. Prepare to climb 135 steps to heaven.


Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Liepaja


Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Liepaja

Thanks to Vil Muhametshin fot
la virtual tour of Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Liepaja
, thanks for his panoramas that you can also check out his website: : http://www.ocean.lv/ ainsi que sur www.virtuallatvia.lv

Fonds de restauration de la Cathédrale
http://trisvienibasfonds.lelb.lv/?



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