The Gregorian festival is organised due to the extensive interest in the previous festivals. Thousands visited the programmes in 1998, 2002 and 2005. This year we also expect that music and singing teachers, conductors, church musicians and those all who are interested in sacred and artistic music will participate in the events of the festival.
The main patron of the festival is Dr
Miklós Beer, diocesan bishop of Vác. The invited scholas are coming from
One of the main aims of the festival is that the participants learn and live the Gregorian songs in the liturgy where they originated from. The liturgical occasions make Gregorian festivals important as the artistic value of Gregorian singing and Gregorian as prayer can be experienced through these occasions. The scholas sing the psalms and the changing parts of the mass, but everybody can join the permanent parts. Beside this, on the concerts, the scholas introduce different styles of interpreting Gregorian singing.
The other aim is to allow inspection
in the Gregorian researches which are in process in
Prof. Dr. Godehard Joppich, professor of the Ruhr Folkwang Music Academy, Essen, Prof. Cornelius Pouderoijen, OSB, professor of the Music Academy of Vienna and Mag. Xavier Kainzbauer, teacher of Gregorian, Mozarteum, Salzburg.
On Saturday, on the open day, several scholas are going to introduce themselves from Hungary and beyond the border. Even coinage and badge making workshops are going to be in operation that day and also the next morning.
During the festival professional and art exhibitions are going to be on view at the Apor Vilmos College.
Information given by: The Gregorian Association 1364
Thursday, July 3
Opening of the exhibitions at
Konstantin tér 1-5
opened by Dr. Miklós Beer, Jubilate Schola, Cantate Schola - Ferenc Sapszon jr.
Opening ceremony, pontifical Gregorian holy mass in the Cathedra
celebrated by Dr. István Seregély
Concert of scholas in the Cathedral
Friday, July 4 8.30am
Book Review lecture 'Psallite sapienter' - essay-volume, written in order to salute 80 year-old Georg Béres, Lecturer: Dr István Verbényi
9.00am Lecture at the Apor Vilmos College: Mag. Xaver Kainzbauer (Salzburg): Computerized possibilities of gregorian research
10.00am Lecture at the Apor Vilmos College: Prof. Cornelius Pouderoijen OSB (Vienna): Composition and rendition in gregorian chant
11.30am Lecture at the Apor Vilmos College: Prof. Dr. Godehard Joppich (Germany):
Is there still any open question in gregorian semiology?
4.00pm Concert of scholas in the church of the Whites
6.00pm Gregorian Vesper (evening prayer) in the Piarist church
7.30pm Concert of scholas in the Cathedral
Saturday, July 5 8.00am Gregorian Laudes (morning prayer) in the Franciscan church 9.00am Open day in the Piarist church (introduction of the invited scholas) 11.00am Gregorian holy mass in the Cathedral
celebrated by Dr Nándor Takács, bishop
12.00pm Concert of the scholas in the Cathedral 1.00pm Reception in the Episcopal Palace
Codex copying and badge making workshops in the Episcopal Palace
6.00pm Gregorian Vesper in the Franciscan church 7.30pm Concert of scholas in the Cathedral Sunday, July 6
8.30am Gregorian Laudes in the Piarist church 9.15am Codex copying and badge making workshops at the entrance of Cathedral 10.00am Gregorian holy mass and Te Deum in the Cathedral
celebrated by Dr Miklós Beer, Vác diocesan bishop
Exhibitions at the Apor Vilmos College: Professional exhibition: The writing of Gregorian neumas Art exhibition: Tünde Balog textile artist
János Hermann miniaturic carver
Friday, July 4 St Mihály church (47 Váci utca) 7.00pm Concert St Anna church (7 Batthyány tér) 6.00pm Gregorian mass 6.45pm Concert St Imre church (25 Villányi út) 6.00pm Gregorian mass 6.45pm Concert
Scholas on the IV. Gregorian Festival in Vác Austria:
Grazer Choralschola of the Music Academy of Graz - Prof. Dr. Franz Karl Prassl and Prof. Eugeen Liven d'Abelardo
Schola Resupina (Vienna) - Isabell Köstler
Estonia: Vox Clamantis (Tallin) - Jaan-Eik Tulve Japan: Chorus Instituti St. Gregorius (Tokyo) - Veronika Hashimoto Hungary: Cantate Schola (Budapest) - Jr. Ferenc Sapszon
Jubilate Schola (Budapest) - Jr. Ferenc Sapszon
Schola Gregoriana Budapestinensis - György Béres
Italy: In Dulci Jubilo (Verona) - Prof. Dr. Alberto Turco The Invited Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Godehard Joppich, professor of the Ruhr Folkwang Music Academy, Essen
Prof Cornelius Pouderoijen, OSB, professor of the Music Academy of Vienna
Mag. Xavier Kainzbauer, teacher of Gregorian, Mozarteum, Salzburg