• Welcome to the official website of the Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra founded and conducted by György Vashegyi.
  • Date: December 03. 2022 07:30 PM
    Venue: Palace of Arts - 'Béla Bartók' National Concert Hall
    PURCELL Choir, ORFEO Orchestra
    Conducting: Benjamin BAYL
    Season tickets

    Philipp Heinrich ERLEBACH :
    - Fürchtet euch nicht
  • Date: December 23. 2022 07:30 PM
    Venue: Palace of Arts - 'Béla Bartók' National Concert Hall
    National Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conducting: György VASHEGYI

    Johann Sebastian BACH :
    - Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Cantatas No. 1-2-3
2022. December


The PURCELL Choir was founded in 1990 in Budapest by György Vashegyi for the performance of Purcell's Baroque opera Dido & Aeneas. Few suspected at the time that the group was to become the most respected choir in Hungary fifteen years later. All the choir members are excellent professional singers, musicians and instrumentalists, and some of them are also members of other choirs and orchestras.
The core repertoire of the Purcell Choir ranges from works by Gesualdo to Mozart, but they also perform pieces by later composers.
The Purcell Choir is a regular performer at Haydn Festivals in Hungary, where it was conducted in 2004 by Nicholas McGegan, with the Capella Savaria Ensemble.

The PURCELL Choir and the ORFEO Orchestra are closely connected as performing partners, and together they have taken part in a large number of TV, CD and concert recordings in Hungary.