Kossuth Lajos tér Budapest 1055 Hungary
Main Celebrant: Card. Péter Erdő
Music will be provided by the Teachers’ Choir and the St. Cecilia Choir of the Cathedral Choir School of Vác and the Central Orchestra of the Hungarian Defence Forces. The choir school was founded by Father László Varga, diocesan music director and artistic director of the school.
The St. Cecilia Choir, which has been singing in the liturgy of the Episcopal Cathedral since 1955, is now one of the highest quality and largest choirs in the country, having received Pro Urbe and Nívó awards.
The Central Orchestra of the Hungarian Defence Forces is one of the most professional brass ensembles in Hungarian military music, representing the cultural values and military traditions of the Hungarian Defence Forces. The orchestra’s high quality professional work is proven by the thanks and medals it has received from Hungarian and foreign state and military leaders. A harmonious duality of unbroken tradition and continuous renewal has characterised the history of the band for more than one hundred and ten years. Its repertoire is diverse, ranging from traditional wind music to contemporary modern music and popular music. The conductor is Lieutenant Colonel Imre Szabó and the assistant conductor is Major András Major.
The Central Orchestra will be conducted by Colonel Zsolt Csizmadia, MH Chief Conductor and Canon László Varga, Catholic priest at the Kossuth Square Mass.