Christmas Concert – CANCELLED!
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
From 19:30until approximately 9:40 pm
Franz Liszt Academy of Music,
HUF 5,500 / 4,500 / 4,000 / 3,500

Christmas Concert – CANCELLED!

Non-season ticket concert

Heinrich Schütz: The Christmas Story, SWV 435
László Kálmán Evangelist
Edit Károly Angel
Pál Mátyás Tóth Herod
Borbála Kiss, Eszter Puskás, Zoltán Gavodi Shepherds
Sándor Boros, Zoltán Czier, Viktor Korbász Wise Men of the East
Zsombor Cserményi, György Silló, Dömötör Pintér, Árpád Bence Labant High Priests


Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hodie – Christmas cantata
Ágnes Kristófi soprano
Szabolcs Brickner tenor
Zsolt Haja baritone


The Children’s Choir of the Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School (choirmasters: Borbála Sapszon, Ferenc Sapszon)
Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Csaba Somos


Dear Audience,

The Hungarian government has introduced new public safety measures in order to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus epidemic. These measures came into force on 11 November 2020. We are also affected by the restrictions, as “It is prohibited to hold any kind of event, including cultural events.” As a result, we regret to inform you that the following concerts organised by the Hungarian National Philharmonic have been cancelled.

16 November 2020, Vigado Concert Hall, “In the Attraction of Opposites”
2 December 2020, Vigado Concert Hall, “Tales of the East”
3 December 2020, Vigado Concert Hall, “Kocsár”
5 December 2020, Müpa – the National Philharmonic’s Rehearsal Hall, “Open Rehearsal Room”
10 December 2020, Müpa, “Passacaglia”
23 December 2020, Zeneakadémia, “Christmas Concert”

Also cancelled are the remaining performances in the national chamber concert series “Music is a Gift: 150 Concerts in 150 Communities”.We will provide additional information regarding whether or not
subsequent concerts will be held based on measures taken by the government over the coming week.


Ticket refunds – Ticket exchanges
You may request a refund or exchange for tickets or portions of season tickets you have purchased either in person or online within 60 days after the cancelled concert. You can request a refund or exchange your ticket by writing to or by calling +36 (1) 411-6636; we will need to know the bar code number of the tickets or season tickets, and in the case of an exchange, the name of the concert you would like to exchange it for.


All the artists of both the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hungarian National Choir wish everyone much strength and perseverence during this time of emergency and hope that they can meet with their audience in person again, at one of their live concerts, as soon as possible.

Please look after yourselves!

Thank you for your understanding!
The Hungarian National Philharmonic management