St Stephen’s Basilica Budapest: Advent Concerts

St Stephen’s Basilica Budapest: Advent Concerts

St Stephen’s Basilica is the biggest catholic church in Budapest Hungary, which presents many, often free concerts during the  Advent period before Christmas. In addition, there are many beautiful organ concerts at the St Istvan Bazilika (St Stephen’s Basilica) too:

Some of the special Advent concerts at St Stephen’s Basilica Budapest in 2012

December 1, 2012: 12th Advent and Christmas Song Festival

At 7 pm on the 1st of December 2012, you can listen to one of the most festive Advent concerts in Budapest at the St Stephen’s Basilica: there will be several choirs coming to Budapest to sing their festive Christmas songs, and after the individual performances of each choir, the choirs will be singing jointly, which will surely make you feel goosebumps, and send a happy chill down on your spine. The 12th Advent and Christmas Song Festival is a gala not to be missed if you are visiting Budapest early December. The choirs visiting Budapest will in fact be giving various concerts all over Budapest (short, half an hour guest concerts) on November 30. The common songs will be as follows:

Evening Gala concert at the St Stephen Basilica.
Short performance of each participants
Grand Finale.
Common songs:
– Kodaly: Advent Song (Veni, veni Emmanuel)
– Kodaly: Evening Song
– Franz Gruber/David Willcocks: Silent Night

The gala concert will be preceded by the mass from 6 pm to 6:45 pm, and then you can enter the Basilica free of charge to listen to this beautiful event, which has been a tradition for over ten years at the St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.

Can you hear these wonderful sounds in the acoustics of St Stephen’s Basilica?

December 12, 2012

On December 12, 2012, at 19.30 pm you can listen to the Christmas concert of one of the grammar schools (high schools) in Budapest, the students of the St Istvan High School (Szent Istvan Gimnazium) will be singing Advent songs at the Basilica in Budapest.

December 13, 2012

On December 13, 2012, at 7 pm you can listen to the Christmas concert of the Generali Choir at the Basilica in Budapest.

December 15, 2012

On December 15, 2012, you can listen to the Christmas concert of the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard Choir at the Basilica in Budapest.

December 20, 2012

On December 20, 2012, at 8 pm you can listen to the Organ Concert at the St Stephen’s Basilica (70 min). The program includes Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bizet, Beethoven, Schubert, etc.

December 27, 2012

On December 27, 2012, at 8 pm you can listen to the Organ Concert at the St Stephen’s Basilica (70 min). The program includes Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Liszt, Stradella,, Beethoven, Albinoni, etc.

 
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