Advent and Christmas Concerts in St Stephen Cathedral Budapest

Advent and Christmas Concerts in St Stephen Cathedral Budapest

The annual Christmas Concerts at the majestic St Stephen’s Cathedral (St Istvan Basilica) in Budapest are beautiful classical music performances in the Advent weeks often performed with the huge organ of the Basilica. What makes the Christmas concerts even better is the festive Budapest Basilica Christmas Market right in front of the cathedral.

Budapest Basilica Christmas Concerts

Budapest Basilica Christmas Concerts – Julizehn Photography

If you love music in wonderful places and with unique acoustics, we warmly recommend the Christmas concerts during Advent in Budapest, Hungary at the St Istvan Basilica.
Heavenly music.

Dates of Advent / Christmas Concerts

The date of the Advent Concerts at St Stephen Cathedral Budapest are as follows. If you click on the links, you can book tickets online (see prices below):

  • December 3, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 10, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 17, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 22, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 27, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 29, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • December 30, 2015: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • January 1, 2016: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • January 3, 2016: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more
  • January 5, 2016: Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest with Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and more

Prices of the Christmas Concerts St Stephen Cathedral

The organ concerts of the Budapest Basilica are organised by various concert managers, so the concert menus and the prices of the concert tickets may vastly vary, also depending on VIP tickets or category A B or C tickets. Please follow the links above to check the set concert prices.

Video of an Organ Concert at St Stephen Cathedral Budapest

December Events in St Stephens Basilica

Advent Organ Concerts St Stephen's Cathedral Budapest

Advent Organ Concerts at the St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest

Each Christmas Eve, the Basilica attracts thousands of locals and visitors for its Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Also, the cathedral is a major hotspot of city central Advent events, both religious and non-religious.

The Advent Market in front of the St Stephen’s Basilica celebrates each Advent Weekend with special free programs, choir concerts, Hungarian folk dance workshops. There are about 200 programs from late November to early January. Throughout the week, the market is still busy with its approx. 80 crafts vendors, and dozens of food and drink stalls inviting you for a tasting tour of Hungarian winter specialties.

St Stephens Basilica Organ

The organ of the St Stephen’s Cathedral in Budapest (aka St Istvan Bazilika) is more than a hundred years old. It was made in 1905 by Jozsef Angster who studied in Paris at Auguste Cavaille Coll. You can also take a closer look at the organ, which, understandably, follow French organ making principles and ratios. The organ in St Stephen’s Basilica has 93 registers and 6507 pipes, the largest of which is 10 meters tall (approx. 33 feet).

 

 
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