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The restored Steinmeyer organ in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Copyright: © Foto: Dino Makridis NDR

„Exsultate, jubilate” –
150 years Kuhn Organ Builders

Jubilee event in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim (Norway)

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20 May 2014

„A chance to play a monumental organ”

7 p.m.
Welcome to the Steinmeyer organ and its sounds - a presentation by Gunter Böhme with organist Magne Draagen
7.15 p.m.
Michael G. Kaufmann: "Why have 139 stops?"
A specialist talk on the origin and purpose of great organs, their situation prior to the 2nd world war and organ literature dating from that period.
7.45 p.m.
A look at the organs, and demonstrations in three groups:
a) lower case, chamber for the wind system, echo organ (illustrations)
b) great organ, pedal and solo
c) console of the main organ and console of the chancel organ
9.15 p.m.
The Steinmeyer organ can be played by registered participants. Kuhn Organ Builders personnel will be pleased to help you with any questions. Depending on the number of participants, the organ will be available non-stop until the following morning. Coffee bar with snacks.

21. May 2014

Talks and closing concert by participants

10 a.m
Talks with illustrations in the Visitors Center next to the Cathedral
Wolfgang Rehn: "Highlights of the Steinmeyer restoration"
Christoph Jedele: "Peculiarities of a big project"
10.45 a.m.
Closing recital by participants (Performances of 5 to 8 minutes each)
12.15 p.m.
14.00 Uhr
Close of event
Opportunity to attend the official dedication of the organ on 18 May 2014 and a number of talks.
Further events in Trondheim 17 – 19 May 2014
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