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Gems from National Operas

As part of the event series aimed at both the youth choral movement and attracting a young audience, the public will get hear a concert featuring Hungary's finest unofficial choirs presented by the Association of Hungarian Choirs, Orchestras and Folk Ensembles (KÓTA) and sponsored by the Ministry of Human Capacities. The rich programme is being compiled and conducted by Csaba Somos, choirmaster of the Hungarian National Choir and co-president of KÓTA.

The remarkable thing about this concert is the fact that it gives twelve amateur choirs the chance to join the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, some outstanding soloists and the Debrecen Kodály Choir in Müpa Budapest's one-of-a-kind concert hall to make music together, performing popular opera excerpts. The concert is part of KÓTA's 'Voice to Voice' series, which between January and June 2020 is offering visitors a number of varied events - including concerts, conferences, professional training assisting in Hungarian music education, choral get-togethers and many other colourful programmes - held all over the country. The aim is, in addition to drawing an adult audience, to address as many young people as possible with high-quality entertainment that conveys the experience of collective singing and music-making.



Csaba Somos




Lilla Horti


Erika Gál


Tibor Szappanos


Csaba Szegedi

Debrecen Kodály Choir (chorus director: Máté Szabó Sipos)

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Ilona Andor Friends Association Zoltán Kodály Choir (choirmaster: Andrea B. Horváth)

Magnificat Girls' Choir (choirmaster: Valéria Szebellédi)

Béla Bartók Girls' Choir of Pécs's Zoltán Kodály High School (choirmaster: Attila Kertész)

Budapest Vándor Choir (choirmaster: Zsuzsanna Németh)

Dunaújváros Mixed Choir (choirmasters: Ágnes Könyves, Gergely Kurucz)

Törökbálint Cantabile Choir (choirmaster: Marianna Vékey)

Lajos Vass Choir (choirmaster: Judit Bárd)

Padrag Miners' Male Choir (choirmaster: Petra Kanyár-Grünvald)

Pécs Béla Bartók Male Choir (choirmaster: Tamás Lakner)

Tungsram Zoltán Kodály Male Choir (choirmaster: Péter Pálinkás)



Verdi: Nabucco - Overture

Verdi: Nabucco - Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

Smetana: The Bartered Bride - opening chorus

Bizet: Carmen - Chorus of Street Urchins

Erkel: Bánk bán - Wine Song (Petúr bán's aria)

Erkel: Hunyadi László - Palotás (Palace) Dance

Erkel: Bánk bán - finale to Act 1

Verdi: Macbeth - Overture, Witches's Chorus, Murderers' Chorus

Verdi: I Lombardi - Crusaders' Chorus

Verdi: Il trovatore - Anvil Chorus and 'Stride la vampa'

Verdi: Aida - Triumphal March and Chorus and ballet music

Location: MüPA Budapest | 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1

Starts: 01-03-2020 00:00

Ends: 01-03-2020 00:00

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