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23rd European Convivial Winesong Festival & 9th Muster of Villány Prime Wines

27-29 September 2019

Pécs – Villány, Hungary

27 th September, Friday

17:00 Festival Opening – wine-songs around the world in Batthyány Historic Wine Cellar, Villánykövesd

18:15 Winesongs all over the world, Villány, Diófás Squre

19:00  Songs with wine – Visiting the wine cellars as follows:

- Crocus Gere Wine Hotel (Villány, Diófás tér 4-12.)

Padrag Miners’ Male Choir – Ajka, Hungary

- Blum Winery (Villánykövesd, Pincesor 4-5.)

De Troubadours Vocal Ensemble – Enschede, The Netherlands

- Polgár Winery (Villány, Hunyadi J. u. 19.)

Male Choir of Slovak Teachers – Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia

- Szende Winery (Villány, Baross G. u. 85-87.)

Riga Technical University Male Choir Gaudeamus – Riga, Latvia

- Bock Winery (Villány, Batthyány utca 15.)

István Kovácsházi decorated with Liszt Ferenc-Prize – tenor (Hungary)

Mihály Demeniv – accordion virtuoso (Hungary)

Béla Bartók Male Choir – Pécs, Hungary

- Gere Tamás and Zsolt Winery (Villány, Diófás u. 1.)

Zengő Folk Ensemble – Pécs, Hungary

 

28th September, Saturday

16:30 9th Muster of Villány Prime Wines

19:00 Gala-concert of the Festival

 

Gala-concert

 

Part I.

Performing

De Troubadours Vocal Ensemble – Enschede, Netherlands

Riga Technical University Male Choir Gaudeamus – Riga, Latvia

Male Choir of Slovak Teachers – Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia

Padrag Miners’ Male Choir – Ajka, Hungary

Béla Bartók Male Choir – Pécs, Hungary

Zengő Folk Ensemble – Pécs, Hungary

 

Part II.

Performing

István Kovácsházi decorated with Liszt Ferenc-Prize – tenor (Hungary)

Mihály Demeniv – accordion virtuoso (Hungary)

Szabolcs Bognár – baritone (Hungary)

Pécs Symphonietta – Pécs, Hungary

Programme

Johann Strauss: Wine, Women and Song – Walz

Dmitry Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances – excerpts

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca — ’E lucevan le stelle’ (And the stars were shining)

Ferenc Lehár: The Land of Smiles – You Are My Heart’s Delight

Imre Kálmán: Countess Maritza – Come, gypsies!

Artúr Harmath: Liebeslied an die Weinflasche

 

Subject to change.

Common Pieces

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vivat Bacchus! The Abduction from the Seraglio – duett

Imre Kálmán: Csárdáskirálynő – Húzzad csak…

Conducting

Dániel Erdélyi

Tamás Lakner, decorated with Liszt Ferenc-prize

 

The gala concert is jointly organised by Pécs Male Choir Foundation and Pannon Philharmonic.

Ticket prices:

Concert with wine tasting:  in advance 4490 HUF, on the spot 5390 HUF

Concert category I.: 2490 HUF; category II. 1000 HUF

Wine tasting: in advance 3990 HUF, on the spot 4990 HUF

Ticket presale is available at Kodály Centre Ticket Office and on jegymester.hu.

 

29 th September, Sunday

 

„Our Friends, the Troubadours of Wine” – Individual concerts of the participanting choirs on the Villány-Siklós Wine Road

10:00 Basilica Máriagyűd

Padrag Miners’ Male Choir – Ajka, Hungary

11:00 Court of Siklós Castle

De Troubadours Vocal Ensemble – Enschede, Netherlands

11:00  Protestant Church Kisharsány

Male Choir of Slovak Teachers – Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia

11:00 Cellars of Villánykövesd

Riga Technical University Male Choir Gaudeamus – Riga, Latvia

15:00 „Feast of Wine and Song” – open-air programmes in Széchenyi Square, Pécs

Open-air performances by the festival participants, the Pécs Ore Miners’Concert Brass Band, conductor Csaba Kerekes, folk music and dance ensembles, wine-tasting.