On Thursday, April 21, 2022, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visited the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City to learn about the renovation of the 1938 Haupt symphonic organ, the largest instrument in the country with 6,000 pipes.
According to the Cour Grand-Ducale, the Haupt symphonic organ has:
“…6,000 pipes (the majority of which come from the initial organ of 1841) and its 102 stops, the most prestigious organ in the country has accompanied the most memorable Luxembourg ceremonies such as princely weddings, the Octave or the Te Deum of the National Holiday.“
In 2008, it was decided that the organ needed to be restored. After twelve years of studying and planning, the restoration was entrusted to the prestigious Austrian company, Rieger Orgelbau. In 2020, full restoration of the Haupt symphonic organ. The inauguration of the Haupt symphonic organ will take place on November 22, 2022, with a concert by the titular organist of Notre-Dame de Paris, Mr. Olivier Latry.
Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue