What do the Evangelical Augsburg Church of the Holy Trinity, Tsar Alexander I and a diamond ring have in common? Fryderyk Chopin! In May 1825, the composer played a new keyboard instrument, the eolimelodikon, which emulated sounds of other instruments – for the Muscovite ruler at this very church. He was presented with a diamond ring as a token of gratitude, which proves that the teenaged Chopin’s performance must have made a huge impression. The church also had a parish choir that Fryderyk was part of.
The Church of the Holy Trinity was famous for its excellent acoustics, the beautiful music played during services, and special concerts with eminent artists performing, including Stanisław Moniuszko and Camille Saint-Saëns.
This classicist church was the tallest building in 18th-century Warsaw, making it a perfect observation tower. It was almost completely destroyed during the Warsaw Rising. After the war it was reconstructed to its original architectural design. Fortunately, the church lost none of its magnificent acoustics, and continues to be used as a concert venue to this day.