20/21 May 2014 – Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim (Norway)

"Exsultate, jubilate"
150 years Kuhn Organ Builders

20/21.05.2014 – review of the event

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 (Norway)

Further Events in Trondheim (Norway) on the occasion of the dedication of the Steinmeyer organ restored by Kuhn Organ Builders in Nidaros Cathedral

In connection with the dedication of the organ various events will be held in Norwegian, with some in English, which guests can attend. Kuhn Organ Builders can not, however, accept any registration for these events. We assume no liability for the following information.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

8 a.m.
Morning service in modern Norwegian Nynorsk
11.45 a.m.
Special service of celebration on this national holiday
First performance on an organ, organist Petra Bjørkhaug
(The cathedral is expected to be full, reservation is not possible)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

11 a.m.
High mass and dedication of the organ, organist Magne Draagen
1 p.m.
Performance on the organ by Magne Draagen and Per Bonsaksen (about 45 minutes)
6 p.m.
Anglican evening service (English and German hymns)
8 p.m.
Concert in honour of the dedication of the organ, organist Martin Baker, Westminster Cathedral

Monday, 19 May 2014

12 midday
Organ recital, organist Magne Draagen
followed by
Demonstration and performance on the organ with tour of the organ , transmission to big screen, to about 1.15 p.m.

Talks in the Archbishop’s palace (next to Nidaros Cathedral), Norwegian or English
2.30 p.m.
Claude Lardon: "New external design for a historic instrument"
2.45 p.m.
Wolfgang Rehn: "Restoring organs in climatically difficult rooms"
3.15 p.m.
Gunter Böhme: "Challenges of sound in the Steinmeyer organ"
3.30 p.m.
Tour of the Archbishop’s hall, musical intermezzo
4.30 p.m.
Per F. Bonsaksen: "„The organ history of Nidaros Cathedral"
4.50 p.m.
Prof. Bjørn Boysen: "The history of the Steinmeyer organ in Nidaros Cathedral"
5.10 p.m.
(approx.) Close of event

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

10 a.m.
Organ concert for children, organist Petra Bjørkhaug
4.30 p.m.
National ecumenical service (private service), organist Magne Draagen
7 p.m.
Start of the Kuhn Organ Builders event


Download of speeches, presentations and programs see at the end of the German page

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