My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra

9 December 2018, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra

Christmas Oratorio

Time change

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorium, BWV 248 – Cantata 1., 3., 5., 6.

Hasnaa Bennani (soprano), Anthea Pichanik (alto), Dávid Szigetvári (tenor), Victor Sicard (bass)
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra (on period instruments)
Conductor: György Vashegyi

In the christmas season of 1734 an inestimable present awaited the parishes of St. Thomas and St. Nicholas churches in Leipzig.  Johann Sebastian Bach’s grandiose Christmas Oratorio was presented on the major feast days and Sundays of the Christmas period. The six cantatas of this magnificent cycle form a complementary whole, concerning all important elements of the Nativity Story from the manger of Betlehem through the circumcision of Jesus to the adoration of the Magi, i. e. from Christmas Day to Epiphany. The most lustrously orchestrated four of the six cantatas will be performed by the nationally and internationally prestigious Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir – featuring aknowledged soloists, conducted by György Vashegyi on the Second Sunday of Advent.

Dear Audience,

We kindly inform you that both the date and programme of the Liszt Academy concert on 2 December, 2018 have been changed: the concert to be given by the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra is to be held in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy at 7.30 pm on 9 December 2018.

The tickets for 2 December are valid for 9 December concert, or you can obtain a full refund on the site of purchase until 30 November 2018.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600