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Cathedral of Immaculate Conception – Organ music

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary is one of three Catholic cathedrals in Moscow. It was constructed in pre-revolutionary times in a Neo-Gothic style. Malaya Gruzinskaya Street was chosen as the place of construction because many Catholics of Polish origin lived in this area. As a consequence, the cathedral became popular also for Catholics of other nationalities. Nowadays you can take part  in masses not only in Latin, but also Russian, Spanish, Polish and other languages. Charity concerts of classical and organ music regularly take place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary.

I am Orthodox, but for me this Catholic cathedral is interesting too. Firstly, I like to go inside the cathedral, to stand quietly at the entrance and listen to chants in Latin. It is pleasant to me how the language sounds. The remarkable acoustics are also attractive and the high arches allow one to enjoy the singing.

Secondly, I visit the organ music concerts from time to time. Residents of Moscow ask each other quite often where it is possible to listen to how an organ sounds. Come here!

Thirdly, I am attracted by the architectural appearance of the building. After all, for Moscow, the Neo-Gothic style is not typical. By the way, it is considered that the Gothic cathedral of the Westminster Abbey served as a prototype of the façade during construction.

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Address

Malaya Gruzinskaya ul., 27/13, Moscow

Telephone number

+74992523911

Opening Times

08:00 - 12:45 &15:30 - 20:00 daily

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)