Concerto Piccolo and Cathedral visit

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Join us for the mesmerizing Concerto Piccolo, a 20-minute organ concert at 12:00. Let the powerful harmonies and captivating melodies of the organ transport you to a world of musical enchantment.


  • Enjoy the sound of the grand Riga Cathedral organ
  • Unique possibility to see the organist plaing
  • Discover cathedral and it's garden in the heart of Riga


Welcome to the magnificent world of the Concerto Piccolo, Riga Cathedral's daily organ concert that takes place at 12:00. Prepare to be spellbound as the resounding notes of the grand Riga Cathedral organ fill the air, creating an unforgettable symphony of sound. The Riga Cathedral, located in the heart of the Latvian capital, stands as a testament to centuries of history and architectural brilliance. Dating back to the 13th century, this monumental Gothic structure is not only an awe-inspiring place of worship but also home to one of the greatest pipe organs in Europe. The Riga Cathedral organ boasts a rich and storied past. Built by different organ builders such as master organ builders Jacob Rahb and Heinrich Andreas Contius and it underwent significant renovations and expansions over the years. Today, it encompasses an astounding 6,718 pipes, ranging from delicate flutes to thundering reeds, each meticulously crafted to produce the most exquisite and diverse sounds. At 12:00 each day, visitors and music lovers from around the world gather in the awe-inspiring Cathedral to witness the Concerto Piccolo. This 20-minute organ recital is a harmonious blend of musical virtuosity and historical grandeur, an experience that transcends time. As the organist takes their place at the magnificently-carved console, anticipation fills the air. With a deft touch, they begin to navigate the array of stops and keys, coaxing the organ to life. The first notes tremble, then swell, as the majestic instrument washes the space in a symphony of sound. The sheer power and range of the organ's voice reverberate through the hallowed halls, evoking a sense of awe and wonder in all who listen. The program for the Concerto Piccolo is carefully curated to showcase the remarkable versatility of the Riga Cathedral organ. From Baroque compositions by Bach and Handel, to Romantic masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Franck, to contemporary works by renowned composers, each performance presents a rich tapestry of musical expression. The Concerto Piccolo is a truly immersive experience. Attendees are enveloped in a sonic embrace as the organ's pulsating notes fill every nook and cranny of the vast Cathedral. The glorious tones, resonating in perfect harmony with the soaring architecture, create a transcendent atmosphere that transports listeners to a world of ethereal beauty. Whether you are a seasoned music enthusiast or simply seeking a moment of respite amidst the bustling city, the Concerto Piccolo at Riga Cathedral is an unmissable experience. Come, surrender to the symphony, and let the timeless melodies of the organ elevate your spirit and touch your soul.


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