Vlastarele Orastiei

Orastie, Romania

Petru-Androne Eli conductor


Title Composer Lyrics
Ingerii Cerului (Angels of Eden) Gheorghe Cucu (1882–1932) Religious
Duminica Cea Mare (The Great Sunday) Dumitru G. Kiriac (1866-1928) Religious
Eu Ma Duc, Codrul Ramane (I'm leaving, the forest remains) Timotei Popovici (1870-1950) Folk
Hora Timotei Popovici (1870-1950) Folk
Suita Hunedoreana (Folk Suite of Hunedoara County) arr. Petru-Androne Eli (b. 1957) Folk
Sarbatoarea Andaluza (Andalusian Holiday) Adrien Papin Romanian translation
Murmur (Noise) Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Blazhe Koneski (1921-1993)
Suita Hunedoreana (Folk Suite of Hunedoara County) arr. Petru-Androne Eli (b. 1957) Folk


The choir was founded in 1996 in the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" orthodoxe church. It was the first children’s choir in Romania that sang all the Liturgy. The choir's repertoire comprises over 200 songs in 23 languages. "Vlastarele Orastiei" went to more than 250 concerts and festivals in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Vatican, traveling more than 100.000 km. Since 2004, the choir won 43 awards in international festivals, the most three important being: Bronze Medal and Silver Diploma in World Championship Graz (2011), bronze in European Games and Silver Medal in Grand Prix of Nations, Magdeburg, Germany (2015), "Angel of Peace", Vienna (2016).

Petru-Androne Eli was born in 1957 in the village Orastioara de Jos, Romania. He completed his studies at the Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima" in Cluj-Napoca. In 1982 he came to Orastie, where he led a fanfare of children. In 1996 he founded the "Vlastarele Orastiei" Children Choir. He is a member in the "Interkultur Association" and in Artistic Comitee of World Choir of Peace, Vienna-Beijing (2012-2018). In 2017, the Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, awarded him with the order of "Cultural Merit" in grade of Knight.

Orastie (21,000 inhabitants) is located in South-Western Transylvania, in Hunedoara County, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, in the valley of Mures river. The town of Orastie was called "Land of the Fairies" because of all of its natural beauties and historical heritage: medieval fortress (Hunedoara, Deva, Alba-Carolina of Alba-Iulia), museums (ethnographic, Romanian village) many churches (orthodox, Rom.-catholic, Gr.-catholic and protestant), archaeological sites (ruins of Sarmizegetusa Regia, thermal baths of Geoagiu-Bai) and many more. Orastie is famous by the cultural activities in the field of publications (books and newspapers) but also the choral music - the "Choir of Orastie" being a widespread phrase.