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St.John's Church in Riga

St.John's Church is the oldest house of worship in Riga. Originally the Dominican monastery's chapel was located here in the 13th century. After several reconstructions, around 1500 the edifice acquired its present appearance - high Gothic pediment, span roof and a small tower. In 1523 Riga City Council confiscated St. John's Church.

A Latvian congregation acquired the church in 1582, though it turned out to be too small for their needs. In 1587 - 1588 the church was enlarged with a wing for the altar. During the 18th century St. John's Church sustained damage several times and was reconstructed. The present tower was built in 1849 according to a project by architect J.D.Felsko.

St.John's Church has a legend - in the 15th century two monks wished to become saints and were immured in the wall. While they were still alive, Riga residents fed them through a special hole. But they were not consecrated. There is still a cross-shaped hole in a wall where both bodies lie.

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21 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

07 Jul - 25 Aug
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

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24 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Ave Maria, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

12 Jul - 09 Aug
The Riga-born Olga Pjatigorska (soprano) has graduated the Jāzeps Mediņš Academy of Musci and the Musical Conservatory of Rome - Santa Cecilia. She has performed concert programs with organ music at the Rome Opera, Rome Auditorium, St. Paolo Basilica, at the Santa Kiara in Naples, the Algerian National Theater and elsewhere. Since 2007, she has also made regular performances at the Riga Cathedral and St John's Church in Riga, teaming up with various organ players.

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26 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Choir music concert at Riga St. John's Church

14 Jul - 07 Aug

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28 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

07 Jul - 25 Aug
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

Read more

02 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Ave Maria, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

12 Jul - 09 Aug
The Riga-born Olga Pjatigorska (soprano) has graduated the Jāzeps Mediņš Academy of Musci and the Musical Conservatory of Rome - Santa Cecilia. She has performed concert programs with organ music at the Rome Opera, Rome Auditorium, St. Paolo Basilica, at the Santa Kiara in Naples, the Algerian National Theater and elsewhere. Since 2007, she has also made regular performances at the Riga Cathedral and St John's Church in Riga, teaming up with various organ players.

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04 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

07 Jul - 25 Aug
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

Read more

07 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Choir music concert at Riga St. John's Church

14 Jul - 07 Aug

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09 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Ave Maria, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

12 Jul - 09 Aug
The Riga-born Olga Pjatigorska (soprano) has graduated the Jāzeps Mediņš Academy of Musci and the Musical Conservatory of Rome - Santa Cecilia. She has performed concert programs with organ music at the Rome Opera, Rome Auditorium, St. Paolo Basilica, at the Santa Kiara in Naples, the Algerian National Theater and elsewhere. Since 2007, she has also made regular performances at the Riga Cathedral and St John's Church in Riga, teaming up with various organ players.

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18 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

07 Jul - 25 Aug
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

Read more

25 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

07 Jul - 25 Aug
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

Read more