The Calvinist Hymns concert, organised annually since 2002, is the largest musical celebration of the Calvinist Church in the Carpathian Basin. The event is held to allow concert recordings to be made of psalms and choral works from the Calvinist hymnbook sung by professional musicians, which are then made available on CD and DVD. Now numbering 350 members, the Carpathian Basin United Calvinist Choir is responsible for bringing a wealth of excellent choirmasters, soloists, chamber choirs and organists to the series. Year by year, the event attracts more and more 'secular' music lovers and international guests in addition to Hungary's Protestant congregations. At times, the audience sings together with the chorus at the concert, bringing the number of people singing heavenly praise in Müpa Budapest's Béla Bartók National Concert Hall to as many as 1,700. The concerts thus far have featured organists János Pálúr, Csilla Alföldy-Boruss, László Fassang, László Draskóczy, Antal Kéménczy, László Varga, András Gábor Virágh, Gábor Szotyori Nagy Jr., Gyula Szilágyi, Ágoston Tóka and Gergely Finta. Some of the pieces are written for a single vocal part for use in church services and to allow them to be sung and studied in schools. Others are performed using several vocal parts to be presented and preserved as choral masterpieces.
The first and second albums of Calvinist Hymns (Református Énekek) have gone platinum, while the third, fourth and fifth albums, as well as Calvinist Hymns of Solace (Református vigasztaló énekek), are all gold platters. (Gergely Böszörményi - publisher, concert director)
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The Müpa Budapest underground garage gates will be operated by an automatic number plate recognition system. Parking is free of charge for visitors with tickets to any of our paid performances on that given day. The detailed parking policy of Müpa Budapest is available here.