The Night of the Choirs: singing takes over Budapest’s eighth district
A truly special event will be held for the sixth time in the eighth district of Budapest, also known as Józsefváros (Josephtown), where 41 Hungarian and foreign amateur choirs will fill the streets and courtyards on 9 June, travelo.hu reports.
The melodies will first start resounding at around 4 in the afternoon between Kálvin square and Pollack Mihály square, where little snippets of all kinds of genres from classical to popular and folk music will fill the air in the forms of impromptu mini-concerts.
What makes this night unique is that the choir members and those who decide to follow them will get to see secret nooks of buildings that are usually not open to the public – like the garden of the Musical Collection of Szabó Ervin Library or the courtyard of the Faculty of Humanities of Károli Gáspár University. But tunes will fill the gigantic courtyard of the National Museum and the beautiful Építész udvar (Yard of the Architect Association), too.
The ensembles to perform include choirs from the Czech Republic, Ireland and even China, as well as Hungarian groups, singing early music, pop music, classical and contemporary pieces. But the organisers promised spontaneous flashmob-like numbers as well.
The little musical night will conclude half an hour before midnight with the joint performance of a song specifically written for the event, where choir and audience can finally join and harmonise together (listen to last year’s song below).
Tickets: 1600 Ft (2000 on the spot). For children between 7-14: 800 Ft.
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