Apostle 50 Jubilee Concert

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In 2020, the Apostolic Ensemble celebrates its five decades of existence. The celebrated anniversary will be celebrated on March 20, 2020, in the framework of a grand concert together with the audience at the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, where they will perform special arrangements, rarely heard songs and of course big hits.
Their story began in the summer of 1970. Students who were still studying classical music at that time were soon infected by the beat movement and were open to new styles of music. Winning the Salgótarján National Light Music Festival, as well as their first radio and recordings, encouraged the team to become more than just a hobby band. All the more so because the name of the Apostle was aimed at a musical "preaching".

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Budapest Arena

The predecessor of the Sport Arena, the Budapest Sports Hall designed by István Kiss, was inaugurated on February 12, 1982. The building was modeled on the Leninrgad Jubilee Sports Palace, although it was slightly larger. It received 12,500 spectators. In December 1999, the Budapest Sports Hall became a fixture during the Christmas market. The disaster shocked the public as the BS was the only indoor building that could accommodate thousands of people, hosting many music concerts, cultural events, and sports events. The building was completely burnt down and there was no possibility of its restoration, so a new sports hall was begun and its construction began on June 30, 2001. The ceremony was handed over on March 13, 2003.

The opening ceremony took place on March 14 and ended with a gigantic classical music concert. The Budapest Sportarena has been named after László Papp since May 28, 2004.

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