Warsaw: Cathedral Organ Concerts and tour of the crypts

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Concerts on the great organ of the Warsaw Cathedral are performed by professional, brilliant and experienced artists. Enjoy classical music live concert in the magnificent interiors of Cathedral.

Highlights

  • Traditional Warsaw organ concerts since 1992.
  • The sound of the organ is orchestral, fruity and individual.
  • The famous instrument has 4301 pipes, three keyboards for the hands.
  • The largest organ pipe weighs about 100 kg.
  • Concerts will begin at 12:00 noon.

Description

Every day at 12 noon, the Warsaw Cathedral hosts organ concerts combined with the church underground tours. Live concert on the Great Organ of the Cathedral Basilica (about 30 minutes) performed by outstanding Polish organists: Przemysław Kapituła, Andrzej Sochocki and Kamil Steć. During each concert you can hear the most famous organ works, among them: compositions by Frederic Chopin – a great Warsaw composer, and a piece by Mieczysław Surzyński – the legendary organist of the Warsaw Cathedral, known within this lifetime as the “Polish Bach”. The Cathedral organ was built in 1987. Featuring 4301 pipes, it is huge, famous and magnificent. That’s why it’s worth listening. After the concert: Tour in the cathedral's underground and crypt (about 15 minutes). The underground as well as the entire Cathedral are remarkable. Visit them and delve into Polish history. The following prominent figures rest there: Mazovian princes of the Piast dynasty, Warsaw archbishops, King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, Presidents of the Republic of Poland, musician and Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Ignacy Jan Paderewski, writer and Nobel Prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz... The Warsaw Cathedral ranks as one of the most important sites of Poland’s national culture and traditions. Its origins date back to the 14th century. It is a unique monument, perfectly restored and finished. To this day, important national ceremonies are held there. This is where the prominent composer, improviser and organist Mieczysław Surzyński worked and created his works in the early 20th century. The basilica was equipped in 1987 with a magnificent, first-class Grand Concert Organ.

Includes

concert preview in Polish and English, live organ concert with seating (about 30 minutes), tour in the cathedral's underground and crypt, without a guide (about 15 minutes), artists perform in Chopin period costumes

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