Celebrating new year with Hungarian boys' choir at Moore Memorial Church
The 3rd Hungarian New Year’s Concert was presented last night at the Moore Memorial Church, with an attendance of more than 800 local residents and expats in Shanghai.
The concert, given by the Archbishop Boys’ Choir, was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai.
Established by the Archbishop of Eger in 2011, the boys’ choir has been a pleasant addition to the cultural and spiritual life of Eger and the international church choir community.
The choir consists of 20 members from elementary and secondary school. They perform at various cultural and religious events, with programs inspired by a diverse and international selection of music.
Apart from classics like Bach’s “Ave Maria” and Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” the boys’ choir also performed Puccini’s "Turandot" and Chinese song “Jasmine Flower” last night.
Having a concert is the best way to celebrate new year with dear friends and partners in Shanghai, said Szilard Bolla, consul general of Hungary in Shanghai.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of architect Laszlo Hudec’s birth and 100th anniversary of his arrival in Shanghai.
The renowned architect designed more than 50 buildings in Shanghai during his stay from 1918 to 1947. Twenty-five of them were listed as Shanghai’s “outstanding historical structures.”
The Moore Memorial Church, one of Hudec’s landmarks in Shanghai, serves as an important cultural exchange between Hungary and China, making it a perfect venue for a new year’s concert, said Xie Bingguo, president of Shanghai Christian Council.