Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas in the basilica

This video shows the Christmas concert that took place in St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent István-bazilika) in downtown Budapest back in 2003. The group of girls that is singing in this video is the Angelica leánykar hangversenye. St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica that was named in honour of Hungary's first king, Saint Stephen I. St. Stephen's right hand is housed in a reliquary inside the basilica. It is the third largest church in Hungary today. The basilica was finished in 1905 and it took 54 years to complete the construction of the structure. The architectural style is Neo-Classical.