Franciscan Charity Evening

10 September 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Franciscan Charity Evening

International Eucharistic Congress 2021

P. Armando Pierucci: Eucharistic Symphony

Zoltán Megyesi (tenor), Kinga Sirákné Kemény (soprano)
St. Angela Choir (choirmaster: Gabriella Dr. Semjénné Menus)
Saint Ephraim Male Choir (artistic director: Tamás Bubnó)
Representatives of the twelve christian churches
The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz, artistic director: Károly Botvay)
Conductor: András Virágh
Patron: Dr. Péter Erdő, Hungarian Cardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest

This twelve-movement symphony draws from the traditional musical material of the twelve different Christian churches living side by side in Jerusalem, which are sung in the Eucharistic liturgy. The result is a composition that sparks a dialogue with various cultures and periods through, among others, ancient Armenian, Byzantine, Syrian-Aramaic, Ethiopian, Coptic and Chaldean music traditions. In order to preserve the liturgical authenticity of the original works, the carefully preserved melodies in the Eastern churches at the beginning of the movements are performed a capella by twelve singers representing each religion, followed by the development of the theme as interpreted by the orchestra and choir. The interplay of different ecclesiastical traditions lends the symphony not only a very unique musical tonality but also a deep spirituality.



Presented by

Provincia Hungariae a Magna Domina Hungarorum


HUF 3 000