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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

20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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.

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20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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.

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07 Oct - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

07 Oct - 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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20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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.

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20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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.

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11 Nov

Concerts (classical)

"Requiem Latviense" by Georgs Pelēcis

11 Nov
The first performance of the new version of Georgs Pelēcis' "Requiem Latviense" will take place on November 11 - Lāčplēsis Day. Pelēcis composed the original version of the piece in 2006 as a tribute to Riga Cathedral.

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20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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

20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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

20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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

20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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.

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03 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert for the First Advent Sunday

03 Dec
At the First Advent Concert, soloists will perform music by G.F. Handel, V.A. Mozart, G.Rossini, C.Franck, R.Wagner and A. Lloyd-Webber. Furthermore, the orchestra will perform such classics as S. O'Loughlin's Jubilant Holidays, J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, R.Wagner's Pilgrim Chorus from the opera Tannhauser, as well as for the first time ever in Latvia - A. Vivaldi's concert Winter from the Four Seasons cycle.

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07 Oct - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

07 Oct - 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

07 Oct - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

07 Oct - 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

07 Oct - 22 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Spiritual music concerts at the Riga Dome

07 Oct - 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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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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20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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

20 Oct - 29 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
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

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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