Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza Concert Tour Greeting Canada


Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017 / All Day

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The Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza (Szeklerland, Transylvania, Romania), referred to and known as “Fili” , embarks on a concert tour in Ontario in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Through the singing and music of 150 children, they wish to bring tribute to Canada for the generosity and acceptance it has shown towards the big wave of Hungarian refugees escaping the retaliations of the communist regime once the Russian army has defeated the Hungarian uprising against the communist suppression in 1956. Those dark ages lasted until 1989.

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English Trailer: “Fili” on Canada 150
HU címer Sponsored by the Ministry Responsible for Nation Policy of Hungary
Besides the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre and the Mindszenty Hall in Windsor, the Canadian tour is promoted and supported by the
KMOSZ National Alliance of Hungarians In Canada and the
KMKT Canadian Hungarian Heritage

Concerts in Ottawa

June 25, 2017
17:00 –
Inspiration Village, Byward Market, Ottawa

June 25, 2017
18:00 –
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa

June 26, 2017
19:00 –
Nepean Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean

Tickets are available at the Centrepointe Theatre box office.

Concerts in Ontario

June 27, 2017 Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, Ontario
June 29, 2017 Capitol Theatre, Windsor, Ontario
June 30, 2017 St. Patrick Church, London, Ontario
July 1, 2017 Parade of Nations, Toronto, Ontario
July 1, 2017 Torontói Magyar Ház, Toronto, Ontario
July 2, 2017 Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario
July 3, 2017 Merritt Park Amphitheatre, Welland, Ontario
July 4, 2017 Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario


He orchestra has a very wide spread repertoire. Among the pieces performed on this tour will be:

  • Víg búcsú – részlet (csak első szólam)
  • Három tréfás dal
  • Juhász nóták
  • Dudanóták
  • Pünkösdi nóták
  • Boldogasszony Anyánk
  • Jól van dolga a mostani huszárnak
  • Alouette
  • Fais dodo
  • Yankee Doodle
  • My Bonnie
  • O Canada
  • Alunelu’
  • Cigány dalok
  • Kalpka induló (Föl-föl vitézek)
  • Gábor Áron
  • National anthems of Hungary and Szeklerland

About the Performers


Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza

Haáz Sándor

Sándor Haáz

The Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza was formed by Sándor Haáz, choir master, music teacher, member of the Hungarian Arts Academy, and conductor of the Children’s Philharmonic of Szentegyháza, Transylvania. Being the music teacher and choir master of the local High School, he brought under the same roof the choir of the School and the modest brass band, to build on them a splendid tool of youthful musical expression. To the orchestra has been added a string section in the earnest, and after more 800 performances, home and abroad, the Philharmonic has a tremendous pull. Children from the surrounding area are competing for the occasional freed-up place in it. Since 1990 they had visited and performed in several European countries.

Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza (Fili) home page
Sándor Haáz in the Hungarian Wikipedia

33rd Anniversary of the Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza, AKA “Fili” “Fili” Performing in Zürich
“Fili” Performances “Voice of Children in Europe”