Five Churches Festival

May102018
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Győr-Újváros
Győr, Magyarország
May 10 - May 14

Miklós Paizs: Don Giovanni – finger puppet opera

May102018
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Menház kamaraszínpad
Kossuth Lajos u. 24.
Győr, Magyarország
18:00 - 21:00

Péter Esterházy: Seventeen swans. Baroque play with two acts

May112018
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Menház kamaraszínpad
Kossuth Lajos u. 24.
Győr, Magyarország
18:00 - 20:00

Testimonials

„Dear Öt Templom Festival, your festival was a celebration of tolerance and connection. The concept is wonderful and the world needs more of it. I felt very welcome by you and the beautiful city of Gyor. Thank you so much for this special experience! ”
Maayan Lungman, actress, Berlin
“These five days are a holiday for us, for the hosts of the five churches, for their congregations, for those who cherish our common values and treasure our traditions on the other 360 days of the year. We take pride in our togetherness and mission mirroring in the harmony of the centuries-old stones, walls and and towers.”
József Kuti, retired professor of the Széchenyi István University
“This festival is provincial and universal,it is for everyone from small children to antediluvians, for believers and non-believers, for Hungarians and eskimos, for tone-deaf and quick eared people. On top of its diversity, it is unanimously and stubbornly tolerant, open and full of love.”
János Malina, music historian, president of the Hungarian Haydn Company

The idea of the Five Churches Festival is built on a rarity that is unique in Europe, five churches of the five historic religions can be found on one street of Győr-Újváros. Five religions and five communities have lived next to each other on the same street for centuries knowing, respecting and helping each other. The five churches are architectural mementos and also an example, that in the centre of Europe, in Hungary, lutherans, catholics, calvinists, Serbian orthodoxes and jews have been living together in peace for centuries. Their cultural diversity, their communities’ faith make Hungary’s culture strong and colourful, interesting and important for Europe and the whole world. Five Churches Festival raises attention to the historic and social values, the strengthening and supporting of the conversations between cultures, religions, communities and individuals already existing for centuries.
The festival would like to open a gate towards universal religious culture, to present our traditional values in a relevant form. The programs are for all ages, classical and folk music concerts, religious and art history presentations, theatre performances, local history tours, exhibitions, family and congregational events together create a five day long complex experience. The aim of the festival is to show believers and non-believers through presenting each others faiths and culture a 21st century example of people living next to each other, accepting each other’s cultures. Besides reviving and familiarising traditions, the festival aims to introduce a constantly renewing, live musical repertoire in a special field where music is the traditional and relevant carrier of religious content, it nurtures and renews the repertoire, be it a concert or a church service.

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