HISTORY OF THE CHOIR Primavera   Choir   was   founded   in   1972   by   Ottilia   Horányi,   first   being   a   junior   choir,   then   becoming   an   adult mixed   choir.   Initially,   the   choir   was   maintained   by   the   County   Cultural   Centre   and   it   was   also   supported   by the   local   department   of   “KISZÖV”   industrial   organisation.   Since   1994,   the   choir   has   been   maintained   by the    Foundation    for    Primavera    Choir    Székesfehérvár    and    supported    by    the    local    government    of Székesfehérvár, while Primavera Mixed Choir Association was founded as well in 2012. They   perform   at   town   and   state   events   on   a   regular   basis.   Within   the   program   series   “Magyar   Rádió Kóruspódium”   (Hungarian   Radio   Chorus-stage),   outstanding   sound   recordings   were   made;   they   received   a plaque   honouring   their   achievements   and   they   participated   in   the   live   closing   concert   on   three   occasions. They   were   awarded   the   “Excellent   Ensemble”   title   twice.      Moreover,   the   choir’s   work   was   acknowledged with   the   Community   Culture   Award   of   Fejér   County,   and   in   1992   with   the   “For   Székesfehérvár”   award   of the city. So   far,   five   own   CD’s   have   been   prepared:   “Könyörgés   és   hála”   (1992),   “Vagyunk   és   leszünk”   (2002), “Fehérvári Trilógia” (2003), “Áldott éj” (2007), and “Magasztaló ének” (2010). They   have   participated   in   numerous   international   festivals:   1986   Barcelona,   1989   Varna,   1991   Budapest International   Competition   (gold   qualification   in   category   “B”),   1997   I.   International   Choir   Festival   Slovakia (silver   degree),   2004   Venice,   2005   Rimini,   2013   Budapest   (The   Brifge   of   Music   International   Festival   - Gold Award). Through   twin   towns   and   other   acquaintances   of   the   choir,   they   visited   multiple   countries   and   delivered successful   concerts.   They   performed   in   Freyung,   Germany   (Autumn   1997),   Slovenia   (1998),   Croatia (1999), Upper Hungary (2007), Transylvania (2009 and 2013). Besides   their   solo   concerts,   they   often   collaborate   with   Alba   Regia   Symphonic   Orchestra   in   oratorical pieces,   some   of   which   have   been   recorded   for   CDs.   They   are   returning   performers   at   the   local   concerts   of the   National   Philarmonia,   the   Harmonia   Albensis   summer   concert   series   and   the   Coronation   Ceremony Performances in the Székesfehérvár National Memorial Place. In 2008, Adrienn Szabó took over leadership of the choir for a few years. Since   October   2012,   the   founder   conductor   Ottilia   Horányi   has   continued   her   activites   as   the   leader   of   the choir.
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