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Purcell Choir (Choir)

Founded: 1990 - Budapest, Hungary

The Purcell Choir was founded in 1990 in Budapest by György Vashegyi for the performance of Purcell's Baroque opera Dido & Aeneas. Few suspected at the time that the group was to become the most respected choir in Hungary fifteen years later. All the choir members are excellent professional singers, musicians and instrumentalists, and some of them are also members of other choirs and orchestras.

The core repertoire of the Purcell Choir ranges from works by Gesualdo to Mozart, but they also perform pieces by later composers. The Purcell Choir is a regular performer at Haydn Festivals in Hungary, where it was conducted in 2004 by Nicholas McGegan, with the Capella Savaria Ensemble.

The Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra are closely connected as performing partners, and together they have taken part in a large number of TV, CD and concert recordings in Hungary.Since 2004 both have been regular participants in the Toujours Mozart Festival which takes place in Vienna and Salzburg.

Source: Orfeo Orchestra - Purcell Choir Website; Photos by Andrea Felvégi, Barna Burger, Levenete Gyöngyösi, József Csapó
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2006)

György Vashegyi: Short Biography | Purcell Choir | Orfeo Orchestra | Recordings of Vocal Works

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