Budapest Basilica Organ Concerts on Thursdays

Budapest Basilica Organ Concerts on Thursdays

Enjoy an outstanding organ concert in Budapest Basilica, the ornamented cathedral in the city centre named after the first Hungarian king, the St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest. If you love the distinctive melodies of church music, which also brings a sense of sacredness, you will love to listen to Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Albinoni, Liszt, etc. in the wonderful setting in the Basilica (the leading Catholic church in Hungary).

Altar of St Stephen's Basilica, Budapest

Altar of St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest – Neil Howard Photography

There are 3 organ concerts almost every week in St Stephen’s Basilica, one of which is on Thursdays (for more information about the Monday Concerts and the Friday Concerts please see our detailed guide). Please check the dates below before making a Budapest organ concert reservation with our special 10% off discount.

Thursday Organ Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica

The popular Basilica Organ Concerts are in the St Stephen’s Basilica from 8 pm on the following Thursdays in 2013:

April: 11. 18. 25.
May: 2. 9. 16. 23. 30.
June: 6. (20:30) 13. 20. 27.
July: 4. 11. 18. 25.
August: 1. 8. 22. 29.
September: 5. 12. 19. 26.
October: 3. 10. 17. 24. 31.
November: 7. 14. 21. 28.
December: 5. 12. 19. 28.

You can book your organ tickets online in advance, either for a given date or as an undated Gift Voucher (a perfect gift for someone who loves classical music and is visiting / living in Budapest)

Concert Performers

Organ

The organ concert  is given by one of the leading Hungarian organists Laszlo Teleki (Professor of Organ)

Vocal

The arias are performed by one of the best Hungarian oratorio singers, Kolos Kovats (who received the topmost Hungarian artist prize, the Kossuth prize for his wonderful work)

Flute

The flutist is Eleonora Krusic (young talent who studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest)

Budapest Basilica Organ Concert Seating Plan

Budapest Basilica Organ Concert Seating Plan

 

Concert Tickets – Budapest Basilica Organ Concerts

Budapest Organ Concert Reservation

Concert Programme

The concert programme depends on which day you visit the Basilica, e.g. on Thursdays you can listen to the following pieces:

Organ Concert Budapest Cathedral

Organ Concert Budapest Cathedral

Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue C Major BWV 545
Antonio Stradella (1639-1682): Pieta Signore
Antonio Vivaldi (1655-1736): 4 Seasons – Winter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Ave verum
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Fantasy and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Agnus Dei
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): The Glory of God
Johann Sebastian Bach: Menuett, Badinerie from B minor suite
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)

And finally, you can see the rich golden decor and paintings of the dome of the St Stephens Basilica (built from 1851 to 1905, yes more than half a century): click the photo above to enlarge and see the exquisite decoration on the walls.

It is impossible not to feel touched under the dome of the Basilica while listening to this beautiful organ concert. At least, that’s what we felt. Well worth the concert.

Organ Concerts & Budapest River Cruise 10% Off

Organ Concert with Danube Dinner Cruise in Budapest

Organ Concert & Danube Cruise in Budapest – Jason Drury

If you are planning an excellent evening programme in Budapest for a pleasant breezy and calm night, do what we would do: take a fascinating Budapest river cruise after the organ concert in St Stephen’s Basilica and enjoy some drinks (or optionally your dinner) on a boat on the Danube in the heart of Budapest. Budapest night cruises are incredibly beautiful with beautiful sights along the river Danube (no wonder part of the UNESCO World Heritage!)

Budapest Organ Concert Reservation

You will be surrounded by the breathtaking night lights of the finest Budapest attractions, the Hungarian Parliament, the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, the romantic river front all along.

As a package deal, you can save 10% on the price of the Organ Concert and the river cruise with our special TopBudapest.org discount.