Hradetzky 50!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Saint Louis Abbey Organ

Sunday, April 15th

Third Gala Concert

III. The Divine Monologue organ solo

Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:30PM

Hradetzky 50: Divine Monologue

On Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 pm. two St. Louis organists, Andrzej Zahorski and Stephen Mager, will present a program titled the Divine Monologue, which will conclude a series of concerts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Saint Louis Abbey Church organ.

Great presentation of the Hradetzky organ in the Saint louis Abbey Church — an interview with Dr. Andrzej Zahorski by Gabe Jones, Media Relations Specialist of Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The interview was conducted earlier this year - we are thrilled that it has been released just on time for our final concert - The Divine Monologue - this Sunday.

Archdiocese of St. Louis | Catholic Gateway Podcast

Sample the sound of the Saint Louis Abbey Church Organ in this Divine Monologue Concert Annoucnement

Many people retain an image of the pipe organ as a giant, projecting majestic power, and dominating the space around it, with the sheer volume of its thunderous sounds. While many magnificent instruments can match the description above, most pipe organs can also adopt sound characteristics that are the exact opposite: intimate, meek, and in consort with voices and other instruments. This second "personality" of the pipe organ makes it a perfect companion to vocal and instrumental ensembles, as our February 11 concert Heavenly Associate will demonstrate.

What is the deeper meaning of an important anniversary? Its essential function is reconnecting the history with the present. The process of exploring the richness of the past often leads us to a rediscovery of its often-forgotten value in our present time, and its potential for the future.

Why do we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hradetzky organ at the Saint Louis Abbey? The answer lies in a deeper understanding of the broader context. Here are some key elements:

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