On October 23, 2023, a benefit concert will be held in support of saving the great St. James organ. Without the right to a fee, the choir of Notre Dame from the parish of the Church of Our Lady before Týn will perform under the direction of Leona Stříteská, together with Irena Chřibková, the titular organist of the St. James Basilica. The concert takes place on the eve of the 16th anniversary of the death of composer Petr Eben. We will hear in Catalan his wonderful Marian Vespers written for the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat and other organ compositions. Petr Eben had a great attachment to the St. James Basilica, the majority of his works were performed here, some of them in the world premiere. The program will also include compositions by Antonín Dvořák, Gabriel Fauré, Gioacchino Rossini and old masters Monteverdi and Scarlatti.
Come and support the saving of St. James’s Organ by your participation, and if you want to invite your friends, send them a poster for the concert or a link to this website.
Is anybody of your closes or friends insterested in organ music and do you think that they could be addressed by our action to save the great St. James’s organ?
Send them our flyer or link to this web! Thank you very much in advance for spreading the information about the collection for the reconstruction of the St. James’s organ.
In June and July 2023 we collected 166.851,- CZK
During months June and July 2023 our donors sent to the account of Endowment fund 166.851,- CZK. In whole year 2023 was collected already 307.380,20 Kč. We sincerely thank all donors for their donations.
We have the new bronze donor
On 22th June 2023, Ing. Pavel Kříž donated an amount of 110.000,- CZK to the account of the Endowment Fund. He thus became our new bronze donor. We really appreciate this beautiful support and sincerely thank for the donation.
Visit the 28th International Organ Festival in St. James basilica
We invite you to the 28th International Organ Festival which will start on 3rd August with a concert by an excellent British artist Wayne Marshall. Detailed programs of all concerts can be found on the website Audite Organum, or at the Facebook page www.facebook.com/aomvf. All concerts are held with video projection, so everybody in the audience can watch the organist play on the screen in the church.
Near 23.000 CZK was collected during the Night of Churches 2023
The Night of Churches of this year was entirely in the spirit of saving our St. James organ. At the beginning of the evening, a tour of the Basilica of St. James was held under the dedicated and engaging leadership of Father Oldřich Prachař. For the rest of the evening there were three musical demonstrations followed by a tour of the organ directly in the choir. The tours of the organ were well received, the listeners were introduced to a general explanation of organ development and then learned details of the history of the St. James organ. Everyone could look into the bowels of the instrument, some even tried to play the organ … There were also questions about the reconstruction of the Great St. James’s Organ, those present were interested in the details of its implementation and the time and technical requirements. The evening itself brought visitor donations in the total amount almost 23,000 CZK, some donations were sent directly to the transparent account of the Endowment Fund. We thank everyone very much for their support and we look forward to the next meeting with all lovers of the St. James organ in the basilica of St. James.
From January to April 2023 we collected 139.829,20 CZK
During the first four month of the year 2023 our donors sent to the account of Endowment fund 139.829,20 CZK. We sincerely thank all donors for their donations.
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