2021 (Dates will follow)
Sun | 3:00pm | St. Stephen's Cathedral
Listen to a concert on the new Giant Organ at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna! Mighty sounds from more than 12,000 pipes fill one of the most beautiful churches in the world. In the organ concerts, world-class organists play a wide-ranging programme from Bach over Reger to gems of organ music.
During pre-Christmas time, cathedral organist Ernst Wally will "pull out all the stops" for you, to present you with a varied programme from J.S. Bach to C. Franck and the most famous Christmas songs. The new organ console is centrally located in the nave, so you can watch the organist play the five manuals and the pedals with masterful virtuosity.
The Giant Organ (130 stops) in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, which has not been playable for 25 years, has been renewed by the organ building company Rieger from the Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg and connected to the choir organ (55 stops) in the front area of St. Stephen's Cathedral, which was also built by Rieger in 1991. The connection of the two organs will make it possible for the first time in the history of the cathedral to fill the space with a multi-dimensional sound, from a central console with five manuals and now a remarkable 185 stops.