Diósdi Gellért Kórus
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Our Choir

Webpage: www.gellertkorus.hu
E-mail: gellertkorus@gellertkorus.hu

Conductor: Katalin Szabó
Tel.: 06/30/4021532 vagy 06/20/4800659

President: Kornél Kemény
Tel.: 06/20/4212395

Location of rehearsals
Diósdi Eötvös József Primary School
2049 Diósd, Petőfi Sándor u. 40.

ABOUT US

THE CHOIR
Diósdi Gellért Kórus is a mixed choir having a membership of about 35 singers. 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
Our conductor, Katalin Szabó obtained her degree as a conductor and secondary school music teacher at Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. She has been working with the choir since 2002.

OUR REPERTOIRE
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.

LOCAL COMMUNITY
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.

REGIONAL CONNECTIONS
We take part in regional cultural choral festivals and also participate and organise concerts with other choirs from the region, the neighbouring settlements and the capital city.

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

Our German Partner Choir
We had a long-established relationship with the Gesangverein Alsbach, the choir of our partner town in Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany. We regularly had mutual exchange visits and concerts in Alsbach-Hählein and Diósd.

International festivals
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.

In 2017 Diósdi Gellért Kórus took part in the National Qualifying Concert of Kóta (National Association for Hungarian Choirs, Ensembles and Folk Music Groups)where it achieved GOLD QUALIFICATION in the category of mixed choirs.

FROM OUR REPERTOIRE

Longer pieces:
Gallus: Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Viadana: Exultate justi
Bach: Húsvéti oratórium
Pachelbel: Magnificat
Liszt: Die Gründung der Kirche
Kodály: Ének Szent István királyhoz
Kodály: Szép Könyörgés
Haerma: Lagzi

Masses:
Mozart: Missa brevis
Mozart: Requiem

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
Fraysse: Psaume
Nystedt: Laudate
Charpentier: Te Deum
Hassler: Gagliarda
Lassus: Oh, occhi manza mia
Henry VIII: Pastime with good company
Vecchi: So ben mi Ch'a bon tempo