Closing mass at International Eucharistic Congress to feature cultural performances

The International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Budapest from Sept. 5 to 12 where Pope Francis will make an appearance.

Pope Francis’s closing mass at next month’s International Eucharistic Congress at Budapest’s Heroes’ Square will be preceded by two hours of cultural performances.

According to MTI, performers will include a 2,100-member choir assembled for the Congress from 82 separate choirs, Ghanaian-Hungarian singer Sena Dagadu, Hungarian singer Gabi Tóth, as well as Hungarian jazz acapella group Jazzation. The event will also feature a performance of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Budavári Te Deum by the Hungarian State Opera Choir and Orchestra. Opera singers Erika Miklósa, Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz, Gergely Boncsér and András Palerdi will perform solos. The event will also be attended by Hungarian para athlete Luca Ekler and parafencer Gyöngyi Dani.