Masterful organs and a unique silver sound – that is what the name Gottfried Silbermann stands for.
300 years ago, he created an organ landscape around Freiberg with his instruments that is still unparalleled today. He is one of the historical makers of the cultural region. On 14 January 2023, Silbermann’s 340th birthday, 32 historic Silbermann organs will join together for the first time to form a large sound network: the Silbermann SoundWalk. Throughout the day, all completely preserved Silbermann organs in Saxony, Brandenburg, Thuringia and even Bremen will sound one after the other.
The Silbermann SoundWalk is a project of the Gottfried Silbermann Society and takes place in cooperation with the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025 GmbH. It is part of the PURPLE PATH [extended] project.
The SoundWalk is supported by “SO GEHT SÄCHSISCH.”
13 organists from numerous European countries invite you to 20-minute short concerts. Free of charge!
If you like, you can follow one of the six pre-designed routes or put together your own tour.
The tour starts at 10 am in Ringethal. The final concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Silbermann’s most important and famous organ, the Great Cathedral Organ in Freiberg from 1714.
Every hour on the hour, a concert will also be broadcast via livestream on YouTube and Facebook. In this way, the Silbermann Soundwalk can be experienced live on the internet as a hybrid concert track all over the world.