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Kodály Philharmonics’ Latest Concert + Photo Exhibition

The concert will open the Kodály Choir’s musical photo album, an exhibition where works that focus on the brilliance of light, which is purifying and hopeful will be presented. How can an essentially visual phenomenon be expressed and depicted in sound? Can music be used to depict light overcoming darkness, or the glow of the stars?

How does a composer make us experience hope and purification through a choral piece? Through this concert and photos, this event will seek answers to these questions through the works of composers from different eras.

Pásti Street Synagogue
4025 Debrecen, Pásti u. 4
“Visible” music, “audible” light. Themes of illumination and purification in choral literature.

With the participation of:
Kodály Choir Debrecen

Zoltán Kocsis-Holper


Kodály Z .: Sík Sándor Te Deuma
Allegri: Miserere
Mendelssohn: Richte mich, Gott
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
E. Eschenwald: Stars
Lauridsen: O nata lux
Tallis: O nata lux
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Pärt: Nunc dimittis
Ko Matsushita: O lux beata trinitas

A key figure in the life of the Kodály Choir is founding conductor György Gulyás, whose life’s work and brilliant successes continue to guide us to this day. On 11th November, the anniversary of his death, he will be remembered.

Ticket price: 1900 Ft