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English information about Regensburg cathedral's new organ

Built by organ builder Rieger (Austria) in 2009, Regensburg cathedral organ is the largest and heaviest hanging organ in the world.

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This 37-ton pipe organ of four manuals and pedal, 80 ranks and a total of 5871 pipes is suspended on four steel cables fixed into a steel structure above the vaulting. In addition, another speciality is the integrated elevator – invisible from the outside – that transports the organist to his position without difficulty.

During service and at concerts the dark, warm and powerful sound of this special instrument fills the interior of one of the most outstanding Gothic buildings in Southern Germany.


Facts about the new organ

Organ Builder
* Rieger Orgelbau (Vorarlberg/Austria)

Organ Specifications
* 4 keyboards + expression pedal
* 80 ranks
* 5871 pipes (largest: about 32ft, shortest: 0,3 in)

Hanging
* 26,9ft above the ground at 4 steel ropes with a diameter of 1,18in each

Dimensions
* height: 61ft
* width: 25ft
* depth: up to 14ft
* weight: 40,45ton (US) / 36,12 ton (UK)


Organ recitals at St. Peter's Cathedral of Regensburg 2017

Built in 2009 by the Austrian organ builder, Rieger, Regensburg Cathedral Organ is the largest and heaviest hanging organ in the world built. This 37-ton pipe organ with 80 ranks, and a total of 5871 pipes, is suspended on four steel cables fixed into a steel structure above the vaulting. It is also noteworthy for its integrated elevator – invisible from the outside – that transports the organist to his position without difficulty.

During service on Sundays and at concerts the warm and powerful sound of this special instrument fills the interior of one of the most outstanding Gothic buildings in Southern Germany.

Organ recitals are held in the cathedral every Wednesday evening in June and July at 8:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: 5 Euro.
These organ recitals offer the perfect way to unwind after work or a day of walking around as you sit back and listen to the music filling St. Peter’s Cathedral of Regensburg.

Dates and organists in 2017 (Wed, 8:00 p.m.)

June 7 Franz Josef Stoiber, Regensburg/DEU
June 14 Andreas Boltz, Frankfurt a.M./DEU
June 21 Ruben Sturm, Rottenburg/DEU
June 28 Jos van der Kooy, Amsterdam/NLD

July5 Pierre Pincemaille, Paris/FRA
July 12 Bernhard Schneider, Braunschweig/DEU
July 19 Martin Setchell, Christchurch/NZL
July 26 Franz Josef Stoiber, Regensburg/DEU

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