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Riga Dome Cathedral

The foundation stone of Riga Dome Cathedral was laid on July 25, 1211. The last large-scale restoration took place in the late 19th century when the cathedral acquired its present appearance. Today, Riga Dome Cathedral holds services and provide for rich cultural life — various concerts of popular artists take place here.

Riga Dome Cathedral has been one of the major venues for concerts in Riga for hundreds of years. Also today, official services and concerts feature various musical performances.

Riga Dome Cathedral was the central cathedral in the Baltics until Livonia fell to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1561. It has Romanesque, early Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau features and is considered the largest Medieval church in Latvia and the Baltic States.

On July 25, 1211 during a ceremony, Bishop Albert laid the foundation stone. According to art historians, the building was initially envisaged as a basilica but later the design was changed and a hall church was built instead. At the beginning of the 15th century, the cathedral was enlarged by building the western cross-nave and side chapels and elevating the side walls of the central nave thus making the church into a basilica. Riga Dome Cathedral tower was the highest spire in Riga at that time. The cathedral kept its appearance up to 1547, when on a Sunday before Pentecost, a great fire broke out in the inner city and the Gothic spire of the cathedral burned down. A new tower with a pyramidal spire and two galleries were built by 1595. The Cathedral cockerel dating back to that time can still be seen in the inner courtyard of the cathedral.

From 1881 to 1914, Riga Cathedral Building Section of Riga Society of Researchers of History and Ancient Times carried out major reconstruction and renovation for its present-day appearance.

Services:

  • On Sundays at 12:00, the rest of the week, at 08:00 a.m.
  • Special service for families with children on the first Sunday of a month, at 17:00.

Saistītie pasākumi

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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10 Dec - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

10 Dec - 22 Dec
The Riga Dome will please you with fantastic organ, acoustics, and atmosphere! This is a breath-taking opportunity to indulge in the ancient sacral architecture and refreshing sounds of spiritual music.

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11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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16 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Christmas Prelude

16 Dec
Christmas Eve is that magic time of the year when you want to share joy and beauty with friends. Following tradition, the Inessa Galante Foundation is preparing for listeners a special musical gift – a brilliantly inspired Christmas Prelude concert program by the Latvian soprano Inese Galante with the participation of well-known Latvian and foreign musicians.

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10 Dec - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

10 Dec - 22 Dec
The Riga Dome will please you with fantastic organ, acoustics, and atmosphere! This is a breath-taking opportunity to indulge in the ancient sacral architecture and refreshing sounds of spiritual music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

10 Dec - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

10 Dec - 22 Dec
The Riga Dome will please you with fantastic organ, acoustics, and atmosphere! This is a breath-taking opportunity to indulge in the ancient sacral architecture and refreshing sounds of spiritual music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

25 Dec

Concerts (classical)

European Christmas. Sergejs Jēgers. Ave Maria

25 Dec
Ave Maria through the ages and through the eyes of composers of different times and ethnicities. And alongside these the second day of Christmas are filled with the sounds of baroque arias and instrumental opuses, Christmas chorales and traditional melodies. Sergejs Jēgers’ warm and gentle voice is interlaced with the grand sounds of the Riga Cathedral organ played by Diāna Jaunzeme-Portnaja, and sounds of string instruments...

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11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

31 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Bidding the Year Goodbye with Organ Sounds"

31 Dec
Concerts "Bidding the Year Goodbye with Organ Sounds" have become a tradition of Riga Dome Cathedral, inviting to find time for moments of peace and contemplation at the end of the year in the sonorous vaults of the Dome Cathedral.

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27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

10 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Moscow mens choir Pravoslavniye Pevchiye

10 Jan
Moscow men's choir Pravoslavniye Pevchiye performs a Russian sacred music concert during the winter music festival Winterfest.

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27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

27 Dec - 19 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

27 Dec - 19 Jan
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

25 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Concert in memory of victims of Communist genocide - The Apocalyptic Symphony

25 Mar
On Victims of Communist Genocide Day, a concert will be held at Riga Cathedral where Thomas Trachsel's Symphony No.3 The Apocalyptic will be performed by Orchestra Rīga and soloists Iveta Romancane, Inese Romancane, Agnese Urka and Ilze Bērziņa. Conducted by - Valdis Butāns.

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11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more

11 Dec - 31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

Read more