26-30 August 2010

Vox Humana Chamber Choir

Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania

Szilagyi Zsolt - conductor
MSzilagyi Zsolt - solo vocal
Krecht Emese - organ accompaniment

Competition Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
Don’t be angry Birtalan József Folk
Take me away Tudor Jarda Folk
Triple fugue Vlastimir Nikolovski Sacred
Csángó magyar szerelmi dal Pászti Miklós Folk

Folk Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
Take me away Tudor Jarda Folk
Don’t be angry Birtalan József Folk
Şade-mi, Doamne Sabin Drăgoi Folk
Pataki diákdalok Farkas Ferenc Folk

Concert of Sacred Music

Title Composer
In Te Domine speravi Josquin Des Prez
Ave Maria Tomas Luis de Victoria
Panis Angelicus Cesar Frank

The Vox Humana chamber choir was founded in 1972 by music professors of Sfantu Gheorghe. The choir soon attained national and international renown. Two years after its inception, the choir was already making recordings for the Romanian National Television and Radio. It participates very successfully in national and international choral competitions and has worked with a number of Romanian philharmonic orchestras and performs vocal-symphonic concerts regularly. It has participated in prestigious festivals in Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Belgium and Norway.


  • First prize, Choral Competition Arezzo, Italy (1982)
  • Gold medal, Barcelona, Spain (1999)
  • Bronze medal, Rhodes, Greece (2001)

The 64-year-old conductor, Szilágyi Zsolt, is a canto teacher, conductor, founding member of the Vox Humana chamber choir and director of the Popular Art School in Sfantu Gheorghe. As a tenor he has performanced numerous times with several Romanian philharmonic orchestras, singing vocal-symphonic pieces and oratories. He was awarded the masters degree as a conductor at the choir competition in Barcelona in 1999. He was honoured with the “Life-work” award in 2004.

Sfantu Gheorghe is an old town located in the central part of Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania. It lies between rivers, lakes and mountains near the Carpathian curve. It is the capital city of Covasna County, with 60.000 inhabitants. The major inhabitants of the city are Szekely Hungarians and the minority is Romanian. Historical churches, museums, numerous active traditions and hospitable people welcome tourists.

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