The Gabrieli Choir is a Budapest-based amateur chamber choir, which, uniquely in Hungary, specializes in the study and performance of sacred music drawn from the repertoire of Anglican Cathedrals. Its Musical Director is Richárd Sólyom. Currently, the Choir comprises 24 to 30 experienced singers, together possessing a wide variety of musical backgrounds. Many are trained musicians or music students; others simply enjoy learning and performing new music in a chamber choir environment in their spare time. Rehearsals are held once a week in the Scottish Presbyterian Church (Szent Columba skót presbiteriánus templom, Bp., VI., Vörösmarty u. 51.)
Since its re-formation in 2005, the Gabrieli Choir has performed about six to ten times a year chiefly in and around Budapest. Most of its engagements are concerts: the choir has performed to acclaim in some of the capital’s finest churches, including St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Matthias Church, St. Michael’s Church (Angolkisasszonyok) and St. Teresa’s Church (Terézváros), as well as in the Hungarian National Gallery, the Nádor Terem and the Central European University; it has twice taken part in the Művészetek Völgye (Valley of Arts) festival. Additionally, the choir occasionally sings in church services: having formed an agreeable rapport with St. Margaret’s Church, the home of Budapest’s resident Anglican community, it has sung Choral Evensong on four occasions (the one in Esztergom Basilica being broadcast by Hungarian Radio) and for the last six years has provided the main musical component for the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols; it has also sung at a wedding and a funeral.