Organ Hall of Chisinau – a veritable jewel

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The basic mission of the institution resides in organizing concert seasons aimed at the promotion of the values of universal and national classical music in the interpretation of certain high performance bands, instrumentalists, vocalists from the country and from abroad.

The Organ Hall Building, a monument of architecture under state protection, is of a special beauty. It was built at the end of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century under the direction of the engineer Mihail Cecheru-Cuş, and it imposes itself by monumental forms, executed preponderantly in classical style, combined with certain elements of romantic art. The cupola and sculptural groups give to the building a unique artistic expressivity. Till 1974, the building hosted the State Bank.

The Organ, mounted in this superb hall, was build at „Rieger-Kloss” firm of the Czech city of Krnov; a firm with old traditions, known for more than one century due to its instruments, installed in numerous cities of the world. The Chisinau Organ is an electromechanical one, of middle dimensions, comprising approximately 4000 tubes with the dimension from 15 cm till 5.5 m in 41 registers.

It was heard for the first time on September 15, 1978 in the concert of inauguration of the Chisinau Organ Hall, in which event the following artists participated: the organist Svetlana Bodiul, Honored artist, the soprano Maria Bieşu and the violoncellist Ion Josan, people artists, Academic Choral Chapel „Doina”, directed by Veronica Garştea. From the moment of inauguration of the hall till present, the organist  Ana Strezeva performs here.

Here various festivals, contests, exhibitions are held each year, the most important cultural manifestations of this types are „Mărţişor” International Music Festival, „Crescendo” International Classical Music Festival, „Pianistic Nights” International Festival, New Music Days, national and international contests of the instrumentalists and vocalists, etc

Among the spectators of the Hall, one can see many tourists and guests of the capital city, which come to visit this monument of architecture and to hear the Chisinau organ. Most guests from abroad, who had the opportunity to visit this institution of culture or to perform on its stage, remain enchanted, affirming that Chisinau Organ Hall is one of the most beautiful concert halls of Europe, and maybe of the entire world.

There is no doubt that Chisinau Organ Hall is a veritable jewelry and represents the proud of our people and country.

Address: 81 Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt avenue


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