Silvia Kekenák et Andrea Ferencei
The MSGA Youth Choir has worked since 2014. Members of the choir are 16-23 years old students, and they all attend our school or are our former students. There are always a few university students who do not stop working with us even after they finish their secondary school studies.
We have to mention there is no special music education at our school and many of our singers have never visited music schools. It is the passion for singing together what makes us continue in this beautiful tradition of choral singing.
The choir has regular rehearsals every week as extra-curricular activities which are further enriched by a September choir camp held together with our children´s and girls’ choirs.
We are proud to represent our town, our region and country but also our Hungarian national minority living in Slovakia in various concerts in our city, its nearby region and abroad as well. Our repertoire stretches from the renaissance up to the 21st century. We love singing a capella and accompanied pieces as well. We put a lot of emphasize on mastering unison singing via Hungarian folk songs and we also love their arrangements. Further on we sing madrigals and other joyful pieces with piano accompaniment. We mostly sing in Hungarian, Slovak, Latin, English and Italian.
The Youth Choir has gathered the following successes in the past few years:
The conductors of the choir are Mrs Silvia Kekenák and Mrs Andrea Ferencei, both are former choir members and what´s more, Mrs Kekenak is the daughter of the founder of our choirs.
The conductors have been working together for more than 20 years at the same school and they have developed and shared a flourishing cooperation which is based on mutual respect, joy in teaching young people and love of choral singing.