Conductor: Katalin Szabó
President: Kornél Kemény
Location of rehearsals
Közösségi Ház /Community House/
2049 Diósd, Szent István tér 6.
St Gellert Mixed Choir of Diosd is a choir of about 35 members. It was founded in 1993.
The settlement of Diósd, where we have our rehearsals and give several concerts annually
is located near Budapest, the capital city of Hungary.
The choir members are amateur singers brought together by the love of music.
Our conductor, Katalin Szabó obtained her degree as a conductor and secondary school music
teacher at Ferenc Liszt Music Academy. She has been working with the choir since 2002.
Our repertoire includes well-known pieces of music of the choir literature, secular and sacred music by foreign and Hungarian composers and also Hungarian folk arrangements. A more detailed list of the pieces of music that we sing can be found below.
Fostering the local cultural traditions plays an important part in the life of our choir.
We regularly take part in the cultural events of the local community of our town and
traditionally give concerts at Easter, Whitsun, Christmas and in June, at the
end of the choral season.
We take part in regional cultural choral festivals and also participate and organise
concerts with choirs from the region, the neighbouring settlements and the capital city.
Our German Partner Choir
We have had a long-established relationship with the Gesangverein Alsbach, the choir of
our partner town in Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany. We regularly have mutual exchange visits
and concerts in Alsbach-Hählein and Diósd.
In 2004 we took part in the international Choir Festival of Riva del Garda where we gained a silver diploma in the sacred music category and a gold diploma in the secular
category as a mixed choir.
In 2007 we attended the International Advent and Christmas Festival and Competition of Prague where we got a silver qualification.
GRUNDTVIG PARTNERSHIPS - LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM 2011-2015
From 2011-2015 we took part in two Grundtvig Learning Partnership Programs subsidised by the European
Union. The SING-SONG project was realised by the participants of 5 choirs from four European countries.
In the SOL project the singers of 9 choirs from seven European countries took part.
The programs included the musical education and the vocal education of the learners,
furthermore the exchange of the experiences between the partners and were realised in
workshops and concerts in each of the participating countries.
FROM OUR REPERTOIRE
Gallus: Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Viadana: Exultate justi
Bach: Húsvéti oratórium
Liszt: Die Gründung der Kirche
Kodály: Ének Szent István királyhoz
Kodály: Szép Könyörgés
Mozart: Missa brevis
Performed with solo singers:
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart: Don Giovanni - Trinklied
Folk arrangements by
Bárdos, Csenki, Karai, Kodály
Shorter pieces and songs
Arcadelt: Ave Maria
Liszt: Salve Regina
Mozart: Ave verum
Bruckner: Locus iste
Cererois: Regina Caeli
Kodály: Stabat Mater
György Orbán: Ave Maria
Charpentier: Te Deum
Lassus: Oh, occhi manza mia
Henry VIII: Pastime with good company
Vecchi: So ben mi Ch'a bon tempo