Collection for the new Organ

On 28th January 2017, following the vigil mass of Sunday, fundraising for the new organ for the institute’s chapel began with a musical evening for charity held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Pázmáneum. Based on an idea by Bálint Kappéter, the programme was initiated, organized and implemented by László Kövi, pianist, retired chorus director of the Vienna Conservatory and Grand Master/Knights of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta.
At the Pázmáneum there is currently an electric organ that dates back to the ’70s, but which has many functions that do not work. Since it would be important for both the liturgy and for the classical concerts frequently organized in the chapel, as well as fulfilling the need for a pipe organ for choral performances, there arose the idea to acquire an appropriate instrument of good quality. Although electric instruments have an organ function, because they produce the sound synthetically, they are not suitable for concerts of choral or classical music.
Regarding the new organ, it has not yet been decided whether to choose a newly-built instrument, or a ready-made, used one. Certainly, and also because of the limited space available, we can consider purchasing a relatively small, portable, positive organ with several registers.

 
The collection at the charity evening on 28th January did not start right from zero, as some private donations already amounted to around €1000. A sum of €1,700 was collected at this concert, which bears witness to a really great spirit of generosity. This amount is likely to increase as several people have indicated that they will send their donations by bank transfer.
 
Our bank details are as follows:

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Collegium Pazmaneum
IBAN: AT091919000000133520
BIC / Swiftcode: BSSWATWW
Reason for Payment: you are kindly asked to state in German the following:
            “Spende für die Orgel“ (Donation for Organ)

 

We will keep you up to date on developments on this page and we will be personally available for further questions.

May God abundantly reward the help and goodness of our donors!

Continued on April 22, 2017:
Following the enormously successful performance of 28th January, also on the Saturday of Holy Week, 22nd April, there took place to a full house and in a fantastic atmosphere a repeat performance of the joyful charity evening in the Pázmáneum.
Because of Juliette Khalil’s sudden illness, this time she only played a silent role. To László Kövi’s brilliant piano accompaniment, Bernhard Viktorin and Max Buchleitner, who volunteered to step in, sang to the grateful audience filling the hall. The performance, with its introduction to the world of operetta enriched with theatrical elements, on both occasions brought the Institute closer to the realization of its dream of a new organ.
A €1205 donation was received in the collection box set up in the venue, for which, in the name of the Pázmáneum, we say a very grateful thankyou.
By the end of June, the amount so far received, including donations at our various events and contributions via bank transfer, is €4559,50. On the 15th November 5329,27.

On the 8th February 6621.02.

On the 9th March 8121.02. 

On the 27th March 9300.