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Organ concerts

Organ concerts at Knights of the Cross are drafted as one hour long coherent programmes. Besides compositions of world known masters of baroque and classicism period, sounds regularly music of Czech authors. Popular dramaturgy by listeners however artistic valuable completes rich sound of organ and its combination with solo instruments or song, so listener is still surprised by new colours and sound variations. Usually three artists perform at the concerts - soloists of our prominent opera and orchestra bodies, pedagogues of the Academy of music and drama and Prague conservatory.

The flourishes of welcome performed by two trumpeters in stylized costumes have been already traditional surprise for our listeners. The flourishes are played the heraldic trumpets for time of thirty minutes before beginning of every concert on staircase of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

     

St. Francis of Assisi Church

In the St. Francis of Assisi Church, there is the unique baroque organ made in 1702 that is the second oldest organ in Prague. Series of famous personalities, for example W.A. Mozart, A. Dvorak, J. F. N. Seger etc. played the renowned music instrument, in the present sensibly repaired.

The musicians conduct at the organ choir, that�s unusually located to the right next to the main altar. It causes unaccustomed visual experiences, but mainly uncommon acoustics effects originate by cross � type floor plan solution of the main nave.

All places of the church, decoration, movable chattels and sound of the organ are exceptionally coherent tableau of the baroque period.

The combination of the brilliant music and art of old master builders offers valuable cultural experiences for our listeners.

 

St. Francis of Assisi Church