The Gesualdo Chamber Choir (founded in 2000 by conductor András Stimecz) has 25 members. Our repertoire mainly consists of choral works of the renaissance, and of 20th century, and contemporary pieces in Hungarian, English, Latin, Italian, French, and German.
After acquiring the graduation "festival choir" (Budapest, 2003), we won a second award on III. Kodály Zoltán Choir Competition (Hungary, 2003), a silver diploma on IV. Kodály Zoltán Choir Competition (Hungary, 2006) and 4th place of the Rimini International Choir competition (Rimini, 2011).
We have acquired the graduation "concert choir" (the highest obtainable grade in Hungary) in October, 2011. Our choir had some concerts in Rome, in October 2012. We took part in an international festival called Millennium in Musica, besides these concerts we also sang in Academy of Hungary and in St Peter's Cathedral.
In September 2014, we took part in the international choir competition Tonen 2000 in the Netherlands, achieving second place in category "church music", and third place in categories "secular music" and "folk music". In October 2014, we renewed our certification in Hungary: we qualified as a "Concert Choir" in category "Chamber Choirs" that sets up rated high criteria (the highest obtainable grade in Hungary). In June 2017, we won the second prize at the Krakow International Choir Competition. and in autumn the second prize at the "Music and Sea" international choir competition in Greece.
Our regular concerts take place in the Hungarian National Museum (giving about 4 concerts a year), the church of Saint Michael (Albertfalva, Budapest), the Community House of Albertfalva (also the place for rehearsals) and in other halls of the country. Our choir runs as an association (president: Peter Kolin) aiming to popularize Hungarian culture worldwide, as well as foreign culture in Hungary. Our non-choral professions vary from teachers, students, business-men, and scientific researchers to clerics, accountants, carpenters, and engineers.
A tavaly novemberben tragikus hirtelenséggel elhunyt Stimecz András karnagyra emlékeztek szombat este. Kórusai mellett tanítványai és zenészbarátai is felléptek a koncerten, ahol Mozart darabját adták elő.