Kodály Zoltán Youth Mixed Choir

Debrecen, Hungary

Mónika Végh conductor

Dárius Teremi piano accompaniment


The Choir of Zoltán Kodály Secondary School of Music was founded in the second half of 1950s by György Gulyás. Its members are the students of the school. The ensemble started as a female choir but soon it was transformed into a mixed choir. They have performed successfully at many national and international competitions under the guidance of eminent conductors. Since 2004 the choir has been led by Mónika Végh. The repertoire of the choir ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary music and they often perform oratorio music. The choir has taken part in national and international festivals and competitions. Major awards: Gold diploma in the category of contemporary music, Winner of the category and gold diploma in the category of youth mixed choirs at International Youth Festival in Bratislava, 2013; 1st place at Varsoviacantat in Warsaw, 2014; 1st Place and Grand Prix at Liviu Borlan International Choir Competition in Baia Mare, 2018.

Mónika Végh was born in Cegléd, Hungary in 1974. Since 2004 she has been teaching in Zoltán Kodály Secondary School of Music in Debrecen and leading the school choir. Currently she works as an instructor at the Faculty of Music, University of Debrecen. In May of 2019 she completed doctorate degree (DLA). She is awarded with numerous awards.

Debrecen is Hungary's second largest city and it is a commercial, administrative, cultural, and educational center in Eastern Hungary. There are many international sports and cultural events, for example the Béla Bartók International Choir Competition.


Title Composer Lyrics
Selig sind die Toten
(Blessed are the dead)
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) Bible, Rev 14:13
Zigeunerleben (Gypsy life) Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Emanuel von Geibel (1815-1884)
Marika na stol sedeshe
(Marika was sitting on a chair)
Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Folklore
Demon irrepit callidus
(The Demon sneaks expertly)
Orbán György (b. 1947) Anonymus
Kállai kettős
(Double-Dance from Kálló)
Ligeti György (1923-2006) Folklore
Mezőföldi népdalok
(Folksongs from Mezőföld)
Autentic folksong Folklore
Debreceni népdalok
(Folksongs from Debrecen)
Autentic folksong Folklore