“Vass Lajos” Chamber Choir

Budapest, Hungary

Csaba Somos - conductor

Competition Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
Il bianco e dolce cigno J. Arcadelt G. Giudiccioni
Advent Song Z. Kodály  
Kalandorok kíméljenek G. Orbán L. Ervin
Mint mellékdal (Tószunnyadó) G. Orbán J. Attila
Kumanovka 1 T. Prokopiev  
Nocture L. Vass P. Verlaine
Hegyet hágék M. Kocsár E. Zsuzsanna

The chamber choir was founded from Vass Lajos Choir in 2002. Different styles are represented in its repertoire from Gregorian chants to contemporary music.

The chamber choir regularly gives concerts both in the capital and in the country (Open Air Museum of Szentendre, Catholic Church of Ipolytarnóc, Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, etc.).

In July 2004 it won the first prize in the category of chamber choirs at the XXII International Choral Festival of Preveza and the X International Competition of Sacred Music.

In July 2007 it acted for Hungary at the First International Finno-Ugric Festival in Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia.

In April 2009 it won the second prize and a gold diploma in the category of mixed choirs at the International Choir Competition in Budapest. The Vasas Art Ensembles Foundation operates the choir in Budapest.

Csaba Somos the conductor of the choir was born in 1970. He got his first diploma in 1994 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (secondary music teacher – choir leading). In 1998 he got his second diploma (orchestra conducting). Since 1992 he is the chorus master of the Vass Lajos Choir. Since 1993 he has been a guest conductor of several Hungarian orchestras (Miskolc, Szolnok, Nyíregyháza). He was assistant conductor in the Orchestra of Hungarian Radio and Television between 1998 and 1999. In 2002 he was a founding member of the “Vass Lajos” Chamber Choir, and since then he is the conductor of the choir. Since January 2009 he is the conductor of the Choir of the Hungarian Radio.

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