National Youth Choir of Hungary: community, quality, life-long memories
As part of commemorating the great composer Zoltán Kodály, the National Youth Choir of Hungary was founded in 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resources at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
This unique, 62 strong ensemble represented the Hungarian population of the whole Carpathian basin.
Main goal of the choir is to demonstrate the strength of human fellowship created through the Kodály system of musical education as well as showcase the values of contemporary choral art of Hungary.
Members of the choir come from professional backgrounds of a very colourful nature, there are students of music, architecture, chemistry, psychology, graphic design, information technology, linguistics, etc. among them. Some members have already earned their degrees and took jobs in their respective profession.
Programme of the National Youth Choir 2018 comprised of a one week intensive rehearsal period followed by a series of five concert in three countries, ending in Kecskemét, Hungary, seat of the Kodály Institute.
In the summer of 2019 – although with a slightly reduced membership – the choir will convene to fulfill two very important engagements. In July they will give a concert at the 30th International Kodály Seminar and Arts Festival in Kecskemét.
In August they will perform at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association of British Choral Directors in Birmingham. Before departing to Britain however, they will render their programme to the Budapest audiences at the Pesti Vigadó.