The Organ Festival
In music it is called “the king of the instruments”. Pipe Organ or just Organ, it surprises your senses with the magnificence of its boxes, richly worked and with the enveloping sound that fills the temples.
Braga, known as the “City of the Archbishops” is full of artistic examples, both cultural and religious, displaying since the 16th to the 18th century Baroques’s musical splendor, which enriches the churches with high quality instruments.
Braga is also known by its many churches, gathering at the same time a large number of organs with historical interest, mostly from the 17th century. There is a total of 46 instruments, all of them created in different ways, which makes them unique. In the last couple of years, due to the effort of several organizations, some of these instruments came to life again and filled the churches and the city with their amazing sounds. Some go unnoticed, but others, like the Great Organs of Braga Cathedral are mentioned in encyclopedias and magazines and became well known all over the world, delighting those who see and hear them.
Braga’s Organ Festival starts with the purpose of making this cultural richness known to more and more people, not only the instruments themselves but the music composed specifically for them.
In this 8th edition of the event, the Organ will be presented in different ways so that the public can acknowledge the many capabilities of the instrument. This will take place throughout seven different concerts in seven beautiful churches.
This year the theme is “Keyboards” and for that reason we will be able to get to know and hear various keyboard instruments of the organ family.
The entrance is free.
The festival will take place form the 6th to the 15th of May with seven concerts and other events.
Also don’t miss the recitals and the exhibitions! Access the program