Organo Duomo Di Milano
26 November Nov 2018 1205 2 months ago

The “Organ Vespers at the Duomo” are back: 24 November marks the first concert with Pierre Queval

Schedule of events with free entrance

The appointment with the “Organ Vespers at the Duomo” will recommence on Saturday, 24 November 2018, from 4.30 pm to 5.15 pm. This meditation with music is underpinned by the reading of some short excerpts of the Holy Scriptures by Archpriest Mons. Gianantonio Borgonovo to complete the music with a “spiritual note” that prepares the faithful for the Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm.

The first appointment, scheduled for Saturday, 24 November at 4.30 pmwith free entrance, is with Pierre Queval, First Organist of the Cavaillé-Coll/Haerpfer-Ermann organ at the Church of Saint-Ignace in Paris. He will perform Cortège et Litanie by Marcel Dupré, Cathédrales by Louis Vierne, Finale from the 8th Symphony by Charles-Marie Widor, Le Monde dans l’Attente du Sauveur (from Symphonie-Passion) by Marcel Dupré and Improvvisazione by Queval.

For centuries, the sound of the Great Organ of the Duomo has filled the full height of the Cathedral’s aisles, voicing the feelings of a people that, united in prayer in the house of God and of the city, listens to itself through the beauty of the art of music. And from the Monument’s very origins, the notes of the organ have accompanied the life of the Veneranda Fabbrica. The instrument we see today, which comprises more than 15,800 pipes, provides evidence of both the precious and grand features of this history. It is the largest organ in Italy, and one of the ten biggest organs in the world.

The faithful may enter as usual from the Extreme North Door (Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II side).


Saturday 24 November 2018 – 4.30 pm    
Pierre Queval
First Organist of the Église Saint-Ignace, Paris

Monday 24 December 2018 – 4.30 pm    
Emanuele Vianelli
First Organist of the Duomo di Milano

Saturday 26 January 2019 – 4.30 pm
Peter Stevens
Assistant Master of Music – Westminster Cathedral, London

Saturday, 23 February 2019 – 4.30 pm
Alessio Corti
First Organist of the Church of Santa Maria Segreta, Milan

Saturday, 23 March 2019 – 4.30 pm
Simone Pietro Quaroni
First Organist of the Church of San Luca, Pavia

Saturday, 4 May 2019 – 4.30 pm
Emanuele Vianelli
First Organist of the Duomo di Milano

Saturday, 8 June 2019 – 4.30 pm
Alessandro La Ciacera
Second Organist of the Duomo di Milano

For information:
tel. +39.02.72023375