Night of Choirs | 2015

The NOC song 2015 was made for the online promotion video of Night of Choirs 2015 Pécs, held as part of the 19th edition of Europa Cantat Festival featuring choirs from more than 50 countries all over the world.

On 26th July the streets, squares, courtyards and historical ruins of Pécs were turned into concert halls for a night. Series of short concerts were taking place simultaneously at multiple locations in the old centre of the city, complemented by flash-mobs and other short performances. Choirs and performers from a wide range of musical genres – classical, folk, jazz, world music, choir improvisation – outlined a fine picture between traditional and contemporary choir music in the 21st century.

Night of Choirs 2015 Pécs

The Night of Choirs is originally a civil community arts project of the Halastó Public Benefit Association, organized in Budapest every year since 2013. It aims to illuminate the diversity of vocal music, and the tremendous power of singing together. Also aims to demonstrate how exciting, trendy and inspiring choral music can be when sung in unexpected locations and spaces, not always accessible for the public in everyday life.

The soundtrack was recorded in Budapest in May 2015, featuring 20 singers. The promo video was directed by Emese Csornai and photographed by Róbert Maly.

  • Music, post production: Gabor Csongradi
  • Lyrics, conductor: Dóra Halas
  • Sound engineer: Bence Czapkó

And here is how it happens to sound reversed: