- 14 Sep 2023 6:51 AM
In this series of sacred art celebrations, you can enjoy the Judeo-Christian roots of European culture, the sacredness of culture - many programs are free of charge.
Classical music concerts, poetry recitals, jazz concerts, exhibitions, literary evenings and walks also add color to the nine days of the festival in Budapest and in many locations across the country (even beyond the border).
Within the framework of the Ars Sacra Festival, on the first day of the festival, i.e. on September 16, the Day of Open Temples will take place.
The motto of this year's event is "Search for peace!" (Psalm 34:15)
The festival's programs use the language of art to make us turn inward, to understand our own souls, but also present the European values that are nourished by sacredness.
The series of events based on a sacred theme spans the entire country and offers a new taste of the sacred treasures of our culture: it presents Jewish-Christian traditions and values by showcasing various art forms, so you are sure to find interesting programs for you as well.
The festival is free, but some programs require registration.
2 Budapest programs
● On September 17, at 10:00 p.m., there will be a piano concert by Gergely Bogányi and Boros Misi in the Szent Imre Plébánia church in Buda, who wrote Schubert and Liszt's solo and quartet pieces will be performed.
● On September 24, the closing event of the festival will begin at 6 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Angels, at which the Saint Ephrem Male Choir will perform. The concert begins with the premiere of a new work by a young composer, Balázs D. Kecskés, and the Budapesti Vonós will also join the fantastic male ensemble.
3 rural programs
● Miskolc Ars Sacra Festival – Exhibition of the best works submitted to the Seeking Peace competition. 42 works will be presented, including graphics, paintings and textile images. Location: Miskolc, Feledy House. Available: September 19 - end of October.
● Joint concert of saxophonist Melinda Zsófia Fekete and organist Attila Dankos
Location: Veszprém, the hall of the Archbishop's Palace. Date: September 19, 7:30 p.m.
● New generation – organ concert
Venue: Pécs Cathedral. Date: September 21, 7:30 p.m