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Inaugural public concert for the Cathedral's Great Organ

12-05-2011-

4 p.m. on Sunday 11th December 2011, Monaco Cathedral

The great organ of Monaco Cathedral, which will be blessed on Thursday 8th December by His Grace Barsi, the archbishop of Monaco, will begin its musical life under the hands of titular organist Olivier Vernet during an inaugural public concert on Sunday 11th December.

The organ builders, Thomas in Belgium, selected following an international competition organised by the Office of Cultural Affairs, began the restoration in November 2009.

The organ was brought back to Monaco last March, when it was reassembled and the long tuning process began. The Principality now boasts an instrument of exceptional value, both from a musical and architectural point of view.

This inaugural concert is a unique opportunity to discover the new organ.

Programme for the inaugural concert

4 p.m. on Sunday 11th December 2011, Monaco Cathedral
Free admission for all

Louis MARCHAND (1669-1732)
Grand dialogue in C

Georg BOEHM (1661-1733)
Partita on "Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig"

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Toccata and fugue "Dorienne" BWV 542
Choral "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland"BWV 659

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Prelude and fugue in C minor

Henri CAROL (1910-1984)
Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy

Charles-Marie WIDOR (1844-1937)
Allegro from the Sixth symphony op.42/2

Louis VIERNE (1870-1937)
Adagio from the Third symphony op.28

Gunnar IDENSTAM (1961)
KathedralMusik
Dance II
Aria II
Toccata
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