ARS SACRA FESTIVAL - 2019 (09/13/2019 - 09/22/2019)

The Ars Sacra Festival is the fruit of the 2007 International City Mission Series. Its purpose is to show signs of hope in culture through the defining values of our national culture with the help of various genres of art. More Shorter

One of the largest museums, cultural centers, galleries and artists of Hungary voluntarily join to the Ars Sacra Festival. The programs of the festival – arts and craft exhibitions, concerts of various genres, theatrical, literary performances, guided tours, children's programs - can be visited free of charge by the public.

Date: September 14-22, 2019

Programs in Veszprém:

13th September

KR SaxBrassDrums Chamber Group Concert
Date: 13/09/2019 07:00 PM
Location: St. Michael's Cathedral Parish House of Veszprém

KR SaxBrassDrums’s member of the Police Symphony Orchestra, a chamber music formation operating within the band. The ensemble, composed of 11 winders - four saxophone players and seven brass wind players - and two percussionists, primarily plays transcriptions of well-known works of classical music, emphasizing the works of Hungarian authors such as Zoltán Kodály, Leó Weiner, Ferenc Erkel and Ferenc Liszt.

14th September

Attila Koncz film director: "Koronája a felhőkig ér..." - Journey through the land of cedars documentary film
Date: 14/09/2019 4:00 pm
Location: Archbishop's Palace

For almost two decades, MTVA's “In the Hands of God” documentary series has sought to present the Almighty through a variety of human fates.

Film director Attila Koncz and reporter of MTVA Religious Programs – in his film directed, in 2017, we are visiting Lebanon.

     “The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it,

     And the clay that fills your ears shall be pierced by those fingers that kneaded it.

     And you shall see

     And you shall hear.

     Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf.

     For in that day you shall know the hidden purposes in all things,

     And you shall bless darkness as you would bless light.”

 (Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Maronite Catholic Lebanese poet)

Deep words from a strange artist who could sense all the experience of his thousands of years of history. A small, but more diverse piece of land for which the Phoenicians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Mongols, Turks competed, knowing that this place, called Lebanon, was rich, fertile, and pleasing to God.

20th September

About “Naphimnusz” (Canticle of the Sun) - Saint Francis of Assisi in Image, Poetry and Music
Date: 20/09/2019 04:30 pm
Location: Archbishop's Palace

In the performance, accompanied by literary, fine art and musical illustrations, we can listen who the young Saint Francis was, who almost turned, with his example and with his specific witness, and brought to life 12-13th feudal world. He was an ordinary, gentle and humble people world and he has always been a warning sign to all nations and generations for eight centuries. The performance accompanies the stages of his life, evoking his conversion from being "rich young" to "God's poor", hearing the call of the mission, and devoting his entire life to serving the poor, orphans, and the sick. Its highlights his impact on people of his time, his narrower and wider communities, pointing out that he is rightly considered the first Reformer of the Christian Church, the true Reformer whose preaching activity can be traced back to Gospels and the Word of God. His exemplary life brought a new Christian stream to the world without a schism would have followed it.

21st September

Archbishop's Palace
Date: 21/09/2019 10:00 and 11:00 am

The Archbishop's Palace in Veszprém was commissioned by Bishop Ignác Koller and was built between 1765 and 1776 based on the plans of the architect of the Esterházy family, Jakab Fellner. This is a masterpiece of Hungarian Baroque architecture that reflects the Rococo world in its interior.


Italian Baroque Music (17th-18th Century) - Concert by the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
Date: 21/09/2019 6:30 pm
Location: Archbishop's Palace

Artistic director: violinist Péter Kováts

The Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra was successful in London, Milan, and performed in the United States and also in South America. They made recordings with, among others, the Hungarian Radio, Hungarian Television, and France 3 channels.

Their repertoire ranges from baroque music and classical music to contemporary music, with premiere and domestic performances, and concerts featuring the best domestic and foreign soloists and conductors. The Bartók ‒ Pásztory prize was received by the band's permanent soloist and artistic director, Péter Kováts violinist, director of the Ernő Dohnányi Secondary School of Music in Veszprém.


Gizella Chapel

Date: 21/09/2019 10 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am

Guided tours

The 13th-century Byzantine-style apostolic frescoes of the earliest Gothic Hungarian Episcopal or Royal Chapel, built by Bishop Robertus, are among the oldest in Hungary, and the keystones of the vaults are unique.

Austro-Hungarian Compromise and Coronation 1867


Date: 21/09/2019 10 and 11am

Guided tours

The reminiscent renewed interior exhibition evokes a hundred-hundred and fifty years of history of the Diocese of Veszprém, the period of dualism and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, and the “happy peace times”.

From Naples to Venice - Two Centuries of Italian Baroque Painting (17th-18th Century)

Date: 21/09/2019 10 and 11 am

Location: Archbishop's Palace

The exhibition of Blessed Gisela Diocesan Collection from Naples to Venice - Two Centuries of Italian Baroque Painting (17th-18th Century) represents the graphic and paintings of Italian Baroque of the 17th-18th century.

St. George's Chapel

Date: 21/09/2019 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, and 11:30 am

Guided tours

The legend of St. Imre, written between 1109 and 1112, commemorates the place, where St. Imre took a vow of chastity. This place was a round church built in the 10th-11th century. Here was kept the relic of the head of St. George, which St. Stephen received from the Byzantine emperor.

Body and Soul in the Great War - Camp Pastor, Military Hospitals and Medicine in World War I

Date: 21/09/2019 10 and 11 am

Location: House of Tejfalussy

Guided tours

Exhibition Body and Soul in the Great War represents the well-organized health system of the Imperial and Royal Army (kaiserlich und königliche Armee or k.u.k.) and the Hungarian army during the First World War.

Hungarian Saints in Glass - The Hungarian Holy Crown and Coronation Badges

Date: 21/09/2019 10 and 11 am

Location: House of Tejfalussy

Guided tours

Györgyi Szócska's Transcarpathian goldsmith, craftswoman and designer, and Boglárka Bodnár, a glass painter, approach the secrets of the Hungarian coronation badges from a new perspective and technique.

Lapidary - Stone fragments in the Castle of Veszprém

Date: 21/09/2019 10 and 11 am


The history of the Archdiocese of Veszprém, the architectural history of the Veszprém Castle, the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque church architecture of Veszprém are represented by the exhibition Lapidary - Stone fragments in the Veszprém Castle.

14-22th September

“Az anyaszék szíve” (Latin: sedes principalis) (The heart of Udvarhelyszék) - Exhibition of photographer Mudrák Attila and art historian Nándor Udvarhelyi
Date: 14-22.09.2019, 10am to 5pm

Nándor Udvarhelyi’s book, titled, “Az anyaszék szíve”, presents the churches with medieval frescoes of Udvarhelyszék in Nagy-Küküllő County (Cairo, 2018) and its purpose to lead the reader to the "tormented but still beautiful" landscapes of Szeklerland.

Address: 8200 Veszprém
Date of event:09/13/2019 - 09/22/2019
Organizer Name: Tourinform Veszprém
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér 2.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 404548
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