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The Great Organ of the Cathedral of Leiria

Grande Órgão da Catedral de Leiria (The Great Organ of the Cathedral of Leiria)

The technical and artistic direction of the whole process leading up to the construction of the Great Organ of the Cathedral of Leiria, inaugurated on the 4th of October 1997, in the presence of His Excellency, the then President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio. After the initial decision, which was made on the 22nd of May 1993, at an ordinary meeting of the Cathedral Chapter, there was the selection of the organ, the choice of location and size of the instrument, the follow-up of the construction with technical visits to Shiltach in Germany, and the elaboration of the entire inaugural season by Paulo Lameiro, in a commission that included the Canons Américo Ferreira, António das Neves Gameiro, Manuel Lopes Perdigão, Carlos da Silva, Manuel da Silva Gaspar, and in particular José de Oliveira Rosa, who suggested the idea.

Main Goal

Endow the Cathedral and the city of Leiria with a Great Organ.

Funding Entity

Cabido da Sé de Leiria.

Partners

Diocese de Leiria – Fátima.
Associação Amigos de Fátima – Alemanha.
Santuário de Fátima.
Câmara Municipal de Leiria.
Ministério da Cultura.
Banco Totta & Açores.
Irmandade do Divino Espírito Santo – Leiria.

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