Concerts of organ music in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Prague

Prague is a stunning versatile city. It is famous not only for its enormous number of architectural masterpieces and incredible medieval atmosphere. Experts distinguish Prague among the main cultural capitals of Europe. Prague organ music concerts are of particular popularity among tourists. We offer you to visit one of the most striking of them, which takes place at the ancient St. Francis of Assisi Church.

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Prague is a stunning versatile city. It is famous not only for its enormous number of architectural masterpieces and incredible medieval atmosphere. Experts distinguish Prague among the main cultural capitals of Europe. Prague organ music concerts are of particular popularity among tourists. We offer you to visit one of the most striking of them, which takes place at the ancient St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Every year, millions of tourists go to Prague not only to admire the magnificent architectural heritage, experience the spirit of the Middle Ages and taste the world's most delicious beer, but also to appreciate outstanding masterpieces of painting, sculpture and music, which are concentrated in the Golden City. Admirers of organ music from various countries make real pilgrimage tours to Prague in order to enjoy the majestic sounds of an ancient organ. There are several dozens of centuries-old organs in Prague and they are located in the main churches of the city. Ancient organs are heard in St. Vitus Cathedral, Church of Our Lady before Týn, St. George Basilica, Church of St. Giles, Church of St. Bartholomew, etc. The world's leading composers and organists played Prague's organs at different times, among them Mozart, Gluck, Dvořák, Smetana and others. We offer you to visit the concert of live organ music in the ancient St. Francis of Assisi Church, which is famous for its unique acoustics. You can buy tickets from us for this fairy event that thrills even sophisticated travelers and connoisseurs of organ music.

How the organ music concerts are held at St. Francis of Assisi Church

The organ is an absolutely unique and complicated instrument. Its peculiar feature is that it has no sound of its own. To perceive the full power of organ music, a special acoustics and an atmosphere is required.

In St. Francis of Assisi Church, you will hear the best sounding of the ancient instrument. By the way, it is the second oldest organ of the Czech capital. It was constructed in 1702. Mozart and Dvořák favoured playing this very instrument.

The repertoire of organ music in St. Francis of Assisi Church is very diverse. Here you can hear the classic world masterpieces and works of Czech composers. Organ sound is complemented by individual solo instruments, performances by opera singers and orchestras. In addition to famous opera divas, teachers from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, as well as the Prague Conservatory perform there. Such a performance fills the powerful sound of a magnificent organ with unique sound variations.

History of St. Francis of Assisi Church

It should be kept in mind that the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is one of the oldest, most beautiful and picturesque churches of Prague. Therefore, during the concert you will not only be able to enjoy reverent organ music, but also to appreciate incredible atmosphere of this amazing church, get acquainted with its architectural features and sights.

The church has the appearance of an early Baroque style. At one time, it was the main residence of the Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star, who guarded the Charles Bridge and took care of the sick and elderly. Architecture of this building is quite unusual. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is shaped as an equilateral cross – the symbol of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Both exterior and interior of the church are decorated with the ancient sculptures, frescoes and paintings that will impress you with their grandeur and splendour.

Visitors who are invited to organ concerts sit comfortably on the carved benches. By the way, they have been preserved since the foundation of the church. And in the dungeons of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi there is a chapel that has also been preserved in its original form and where the tombs of the Order masters are located.


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