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Musica Religiosa contest in St. Moritz Church
Czech Republic

The parish St. Mortiz Church ranks among the most precious structures of the late Gothic style in Moravia. The three-naved structure has ribbed vaulting from the middle of the 14th century while the presbytery has newer webbed vaulting. Two asymmetrical square towers are situated next to the western facade. In the western part of the church there is a particularly architecturally interesting double staircase. The renaissance Edelmann Chapel is situated in the northern part of the church.

The true gem of the church is the late Gothic sculptural group from the middle of the 15th century, Christ on the Mount of Olives in the interior.

The Moritz organ comes from the year 1745 and is the largest organ in Central Europe and the eighth largest in Europe. It was created by the master organ maker Michael Egler. The sculptor Philipp Sattler and the woodcarver Johann Georg Huckh decorated the organ. A new, modern organ with five keyboards was added in the 1960s to the original instrument with three keyboards The organ has 135 registers and 10,400 organ pipes.

The majority of the altars are from the year 1709 or newer because of a fire in 1709. A new main altar was built in the year 1854.

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