One of the most magical and romantic moments in Budapest is to spend an evening with the classics in a glorious historic landmark in Hungary, in the richly ornamented cathedral in the city centre known as the St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest. If you love classical music, you will love to listen to Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Bizet, Liszt, etc. in the most majestic Catholic church in Hungary.
There are 3 organ concerts almost every week in St Stephen’s Basilica: Monday Concerts (45 min concert), Thursday Concerts (70 min), Friday Concerts (70 min). Please check the dates below before making an organ concert reservation.
The acoustics in the Basilica are amazing: you will truly enjoy the organ concert given by some of the leading organists in Hungary like Andras Viragh, or Laszlo Teleki, the arias sung by one of the best Hungarian oratorio singers, Kolos Kovats (who received the topmost Hungarian artist prize, the Kossuth prize for his wonderful work) and the lovely flutist, Eleonora Krusic.
Dates of 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 days in 2013:
- Monday: almost every month (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
- Thursday: almost every month (April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
- Friday: almost every month (May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
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 Tickets – Budapest Basilica Organ Concerts
The concert programme depends on which day you visit the Basilica, e.g. on Thursdays you can listen to the following pieces:
Tommaso Albinoni: Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue C Major BWV 545
Antonio Stradella: Pieta Signore
Antonio Vivaldi: 4 Seasons – Winter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum
Ferenc Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H
Georges Bizet: Agnus Dei
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
Ludwig van Beethoven: The Glory of God
Johann Sebastian Bach: Minuet, 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
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!)
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.