St Nicholas Day concert in Niguliste 09/05/2023 | 17:00

Niguliste Museum
Adult: Niguliste Museum
  • Family: Niguliste Museum
  • Discount: Niguliste Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Workshop of the Lübeck master Hermen Rode. Retable of the High Altar of St Nicholas’ Church. 1478–1481. Open view

St Nicholas Day concert in Niguliste

St Nicholas Church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, maidens, seafarers and merchants. Twice a year, the Niguliste Museum commemorates Saint Nicholas: on the Feast of Saint Nicholas, which is held on 6 December (the day he died), and on the day of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas from Myra to Bari, which is celebrated on 9 May.

In honour of these events, the retable of the high altar of St. Nicholas’ Church, made by the Master Hermen Rode in 1478–1481, is festively opened for the public to admire the figures of forty male and female saints and biblical characters, including the church’s patron Saint Nicholas, and Saint Victor, the patron saint of Tallinn.

Festive music is played by the trumpet students of MUBA

Performing: Joosep Kruusmann, Mathias Kruusmann, Triin Ustav, Eerik Bahovski, Mikhail Kirillov, Andres Piho, Walter Mägimets ja Mattis-Johan Mere. Meeli Ots on piano.

Music: Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Thorvald Hansen, Philippe Gaubert, Henri Tomasi, Herbert Lincoln Clarke, Žanna Metallidi.

Admission with the museum ticket