Yes, the concert cost 5 Lats ($10 Cdn) and only lasted about 25 minutes, but the sound from that organ was worth every minute of it. The money collected is being used to fund some of the reconstruction going on at the Cathedral, particularly the refinishing of the original facade over the organ. Seating, of course, was not a problem, since there were only about a hundred people there for the concert, in the huge Lutheran Cathedral. The organist was very accomplished, and performed three works that showed well the different moods and volumes of sound available to the organ.
There are numerous evening concerts available in the Cathedral during the week which involve choirs, orchestras, and solo artists, also involving the magnificent organ. If you're in Riga, and love organ music (or even if you just want a different experience) I heartily recommend a stop at this cathedral. Also, have a look at the exhibit of original crosses, and other artifacts that are on display in an area just off the altar area. They even have the original "Golden Rooster" that sat as a weathervane on top of the cathedral, put in place in 1595. It was taken down in 1983, I believe, to protect it from further decay.
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