Egmont Overture

A Hungarian theatrical compilation in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution in 1956
Performers: 8-kor Színház (the theater group at 8 PM is from Sárospatak, Hungary)


Downloadable Poster
Downloadable Poster

Saturday, February 25 – St. Stephen Church, Hamilton
Sunday, February 26 – Kossuth Hall, Cambridge
Friday, March 3 – Parameter Club, Toronto
Saturday, March 4 – Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre, Ottawa
Sunday, March 5 – First Presbyterian Church, Montréal

logoThe event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
HU címerThe Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC.
Toronto – Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo – Hamilton – Ottawa – Montréal

Recital Program

The „Egmont Ouverture” contains archival elements from the events in 1956 (Egmont Ouverture, street fights, news on radio, speeches Imre Nagy), poetry, prose and songs:

  • József Utassy: Toast
  • Adorján – Kocsis: What Was 1956?
  • Jenő Heltai: Freedom
  • Attila Gérecz: Chrismas Song in the Prison
  • Milán Füst: I’d Like to Break into Sobs
  • Alajos Kannás: Sooty Stones
  • Lóránt Zas: In November
  • Kocsák – Miklós: Budapest (Travelling)
  • Kormorán – Ferenc Juhász: Fragment of Anthem
  • Kormorán: The Ballad of Gergő Kurán
  • Kormorán: Iván Ruszki (1956. Who Is Hungarian…)
  • Kormorán: Lost Handshake
  • Kormorán: What Is My Sin? (Elektra Forever)
  • Kormorán: Contemporary Inauguration
  • Kormorán – József Ratkó: One Bed, One Bread

About the Artists

  • Béla Bálint – Producing and Logistics Manager, Advisor
  • József Donkó – Actor
  • Mónika Karacs – Actor, Instrumentalist
  • Zsolt Nagy – Actor
  • István Sipos – Music Director, Technician, Instrumentalist

The 8-kor Szíház Group won several awards:
– Comenius Medal
– Ex Libris Award for the Hungarian Art
– Botond Pécsvárady Award
– Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County’s Award for Creativity
– Gold Cross for National Heritage
– Honorary Citizens of Koltó Community

The group works and lives by its creed: „to be Hungarian is our mandate!