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Byzantine New Year  – Indiktion Concert @ Budapest 2020

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Friday, September, 4.  – 7.30 p.m.

Byzantine New Year  – Indiktion Concert

  Downtown  Budapest – Assumption Parish Church (Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébániatemplom)

Saint Ephraim Male Choir (Szent Efrém Férfikar)  and the Pro Musica Girls’ Choir singing as part of the Orientale lumen series.

District, V., Március 15. Budapest

The date of the concert in the Eastern Church is very close to the starting day of the indiktion new church year.

The performers will recall musical pieces related to renewal, the “new man”. After the ending of the first half of 2020, this autumn is truly a new beginning, which carries hope, so the prayers, motets, liturgy details proclaim confidence, faith in the future. Works by Bortnyansky, Rachmaninov, János Boksay, Kodály, Kocsár, Holst, Lotti, Martini, Victoria
and Palestrina and among others.

The 1st of September is the start of school year here in Hungary, but it is the beginning day of the new church year in the Eastern Church since the 4th century. The date of the restart of the Orientale lumen series – that was suspended due to the epidemic. This will be a glorious day on which performers will recall works of Christian music related to renewal, the “new man”. At the concert, one of the best-known representatives of Hungarian choral culture, the multi-award winning, internationally recognized Pro Musica Girls’ Choir, will be the guest of the Szent
Efrém Men’s Choir, led by Dénes Szabó.

The St. Ephrem Men’s Choir has been organizing the Orientale lumen series since 2011, where the most beautiful compositions of Christian church music of Eastern rite are performed in the interpretation of internationally known soloists and star ensembles.

The Pro Musica Girls’ Choir, founded in 1986 and awarded the European Grand Prize for Hungarian Heritage and is one of the world’s leading choirs. The leader of the choir is Dénes Szabó, who received the Ferenc Liszt Prize in 1985, the Béla Bartók Prize – Ditta Pásztory Prize in 1993 and the Kossuth Prize in 2000 in recognition of his outstanding artistic activity.

During the evening Works by Bortnyansky, Rachmaninov, János Boksay, Kodály, Kocsár, Holst, Lotti, Martini, Victoria and Palestrina, among others, will be performed.

updated  by Aggie Reiter


Beyn Hayamim Band – Debut Album – 2018.

Erkel Theater – 7 p.m

District, VIII. 30. János Pál Pápa Square – Budapest

World music from Beyn Hayamim Band introducing their first album to be released on November, 7. 2018 and presenting their debut album at the Erkel Theater. During the evening special songs will be presented, the ancient, traditional, biblical scenes mixed up in the symphonic-rock and even opera.

The show’s motto 4000 years in 2 hours. This is no coincidence, since the Beyn Hayamim world wants to imitate the Creator and His Tora musical diversity and complexity. It is not missionary work, but the band’s visibility goal. The ancient teachings positive, life-affirming message of the transfer and make the world a better place.

A real unique show for those who are interested in the four thousand years of Judaism history, its mystical messages, if a believer, or if simply like and respect the Bible or  interested in modern Israel’s history-shaping effect, such as the exotic, remote landscapes, secluded worlds melodies will be a fine time and place to spend two hours.

At the concert, the songs are in Hebrew language with Hungarian translation on the projector above the stage so the audience synchronizes with the music. The band consists essentially of 13 members, but some permanent guests will join the show supplemented by 17 guests.

Update Aggie Reiter