Let´s finish the building of St. Vitus Cathedral,
the symbol of our country.

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News / Chronicle of Events

21/11/2017

Adopce píšťal běží

Od zahájení adopce píšťal při benefičním koncertu pro svatovítské varhany si adoptovalo píšťalu již přes 1300 lidí. To je přibližně jedna pětina ze všech dostupných píšťal. Každým dnem přibývá 50 až 100 nových adopcí.

Děkujeme také všem dárcům, kteří na tento projekt přispěli prostřednictvím Katolického týdeníku částkou převyšující 1 milion korun.

Ve středu 22. 11. se v Praze koná konference ke svatovítské katedrále, které se účastní odborníci z celé republiky.

03/11/2017

Poděkování

Týden uplynul od chvíle, kdy proběhl benefiční koncert pro svatovítské varhany, na kterém byla vyhlášena možnost adopce píšťal. Rádi bychom se podělili o radost, na které má zásluhu mnoho donátorů „naší“ katedrály. Během koncertu i po něm měl každý možnost podpořit koncert pomocí DMS. Za týden přišlo 12 000 DMS a vybralo se 260 000 Kč. Od té doby registrujeme přes 900 žádostí o rezervaci píšťaly a toto číslo stále roste. Za tuto dobu se podařilo nashromáždit na účtu nadačního fondu více než 4 400 000 Kč. Nadační fond dělá maximum pro to, aby každému, kdo adoptoval píšťalu, byla doručena symbolická píšťala s certifikátem nejpozději do Vánoc.

Děkujeme všem dárcům za podporu.

27/10/2017

Koncert pro svatovítské varhany

V pátek 27.10. proběhl v pražské katedrále benefiční koncert pro svatovítské varhany. Koncertu se zúčastnilo přes 500 hostů, kteří byli pozváni z řad dárců. Během koncertu se podařilo vybrat přes dva a půl milionu korun.

Koncert byl přenášen Českou televizí 2. Záznam přímého přenosu je možné shlédnout zde.

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16/10/2017

Koncert pro svatovítské varhany

V pátek 27. 10. se uskuteční od 20:00 benefiční koncert pro varhany, který bude Česká televize 2 přenášet živě ze svatovítské katedrály a taktéž jej bude přenášet i Český rozhlas Dvojka. Celým večerem bude provázet moderátor Marek Eben. Jako sólisté vystoupí Pavel Šporcl, který zahraje vlastní skladbu Modlitba za housle v doprovodu Karlovarského symfonického orchestru a Lucie Bílá, která zazpívá píseň Ave Maria od Franze Schuberta. Přijměte proto pozvání sledovat tento koncert prostřednictvím televize nebo rozhlasu.

The New Instrument

It would be difficult to find a structure in our country, which could be the equal of the cathedral of St. Vitus. It is a spiritual institution that shapes our relationship with the Creator. It is the first basilica in the country. Moreover, while it may be seen as a visual textbook of Christianity, at the same time it is at the crossroads of our history, where decisions were made about historical outcomes in our land. It is one of the greatest works of art in our country, which in a minute space, concentrates many artistic stages in many contexts. The cathedral is a visual witness to past events and helped to shape our own identity. It is also, however, a living organism, which evolved over half a millennium and even today is still not complete.

It is hard to imagine Prague today without the silhouette of the cathedral. And yet, this silhouette actually looked quite different until recent times. Half of the building (the nave) was missing and was not completed till 1929. The Metropolitan Church is such monumental work, that it will probably never be absolutely completed. Nevertheless, something very significant is missing to this day because, at the completion of construction, there were insufficient funds to install a new organ in the western choir loft of the cathedral. Several attempts have been made; all have been unsuccessful. Finally, today we have a new opportunity. It is up to us to in a time of peace and freedom to fulfill the legacy of our predecessors, in particular, that of the father of the nation, Charles IV and to ‘complete’ the cathedral.

The organ, because of its magnificence, is called the ‘king of instruments’. But is not the instrument of earthly kings for the organ speaks in the voice of God that sometimes gently whispers and infuses our soul with peaceful joy and at other times roars and thunders, sending shivers up our spine. The beauty of the organ lies in the fact that in spite of its monumentality it fulfills the word of Him who did not come to be served, but to serve. Anyone who listens to the music of the organ, is taught humility. It leads one to the art of listening and of harmonizing one’s relationship with his neighbor through singing and prayer. The organ leads us to a more genuine relationship not only with God, but also with our neighbor. For this reason, we want to work together to contribute to the glory of God, to the renown of St. Vitus Cathedral and to the further evolution of the famous musical traditions of our nation.

Dominik Duka OP, Cardinal Archbishop of Prague

An Organ for the Cathedral

The idea of building a new grand organ, however, never ceased and repeatedly emerged only to be shelved as a result of adverse socio-political circumstances, years of war and because of postwar conditions. Ultimately plans were postponed until more favorable times.

The New Instrument

A new instrument may be regarded as a testimony to the capabilities, experience and knowledge of the present generation as well as acting as a legacy to future generations.

The builder of the new organ

The organ building firm of Gerhard Grenzing is one of the most experienced companies in its field; it has successfully completed 220 restoration and construction projects across the continent.

Sponsorship / Support

59%

Up to this date we have succeeded in raising: 44,239,145 CZK

Thank you!

The Old Organs

The Current Organ
History of the Organ in the Cathedral
What is the Organ

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was established by the Saint Vitus Organ Act No. 227/1997 Coll. entered in the Foundation Register kept by the Municipal Court in Prague, sp. zn. N, 19 December 1123. March 2014.

The identification number of the Endowment Fund is 02794471.

The bank account number of the Endowment Fund is 2109930876/2700.

The registered office of the Endowment Fund is Hradčany, Hradčanské náměstí 56/16, 119 02 Prague 1, Czech Republic

The purpose of the Endowment Fund is the acquisition of a new representative organ for St. Vitus Cathedral.

 

Contact:
ICLic. Mgr. Ondřej Pavek
Chairman of the Board of the Endowment Fund of the St. Vitus Cathedral organ
e-mail: pavek@svatovitskevarhany.com
phone: + 420 603 235 606

 

Members of the Board of Directors:
ICLic. Mgr. Ondřej Pávek
Prof. JUDr. Jan Kříž
JUDr. Pavel Müller    
Ing. Robert Kolář    
Ing. Arch. Marek Štěpán

 

Members of the Supervisory Board:
ThLic. Ing. Zdenek Wasserbauer, Th.D.
Mgr. Vojtěch Mátl
Mgr. Milan Badal
Prof. RNDr. Miroslav Vlček DrSc.
Ing. MgA. Pavel Farský

Contacts

Contact for media:
Šimon Slavík
Speaker
e-mail: mluvci@svatovitskevarhany.com
telefon: +420 724 464 953

Contact to others involved in the Organ for Cathedral project
Vojtěch Mátl
Member of the Board of Directors
e-mail: vojtech.matl@apha.cz
telefon: +420 737 215 326

Jakub Skřejpek
Bohemian Heritage Fund
e-mail: skrejpek@bohemianheritage.cz