Baroque organ project

Adopt an organ pipe!

Jaani (St. John’s) Church in Tartu has begun raising money for the construction of a new baroque pipe organ that will be unique among its kind and in the region. In order to help raise funds, the church is offering its friends and supporters the opportunity to adopt, or sponsor the purchase of, an organ pipe.


What kind of organ?

An expert group has designed an instrument based on the organ-building traditions of 18th century Danzig, home of the famous organ builder Andreas Hildebrandt.

Built according to 18th century tradition, St. John’s new organ will boast 32 registers tempered according to examples from the baroque period.


How much will it cost?

The cost of an organ this size is approximately €700,000, 1/7 of which has already been donated by a private donor.


How can I help?

You can either adopt a pipe or simply donate. This is your chance to write your name into history!

Prices for individual pipes will range from €50-400.

You can adopt a pipe from registers below:

I Quintatön 16` 400€

I Viola di Gamba 8´ 400€

II Kurzflöte 8` 200€

II Schalmose 8` 100€

II fl. douce 4` 75€

II Traversefl 2` 50€

IITrompete8` 100€

II Rohrflöte4` 50€

II Principal 4´ 100€

Ped:Quinte 102/3 300€

Ped: Subbass16´ 400€

Donations are welcome to following account:

Holder of the account: SA Tartu Jaani Kirik

IBAN: EE961010220048197017


Reference: “donation”


About the church

Jaani (St. John’s) Church is one of the most significant historical sites in Tartu. It is a beloved sanctuary for people in the Tartu area, and a renowned Estonian concert venue hosting international festivals, concert series etc. The new baroque pipe organ is a gift for the people of Tartu, and a gateway to early-music-related concerts, master classes and festivals in the region.