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Festival history

1993-2013

Wine goes hand in hand with songs in every culture, but only the hungarians have “winesongs” – you would think so.

Well, it is already known from the history of the festivals: that, this musical treasury is unequally rich, inspired by the grape and wine through ages, cultures and continents.

This realization, and the fact, that male choir singing needs encourage in the whole world motivated the prize winner of international choir competitions, Pannon Volán Zrt. Bartók Béla Male Choir to invite the male choirs,vocal bands and folk music performers of Europe and the world to Pécs and Baranya,since 1993.

The Winesong festival served as a guide for more than a thousand male singers to the world of winesongs and excellent hungarian wines. Beside the participants, the dedicated audience is also contributing year by year to the unforgettable and unique feeling of the festival.

WINESONG FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

1993 – 2013

I.EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 1993

II. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 1994

III. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 1995

Participants:

GROOT Male Choir – Zwolle, Netherlands

Uppsalai Male Chamber Choir – Sweden

Ptuji Male Chamber Choir – Slovenia

Berecz András

Zengő Együttes

Bartók Béla Férfikar

I. WINESONG WORLD FESTIVAL – 1996

Participants:

Biotz Alai Abesbatza, Algorta, Basque country, Spain

Sepsiszentgyörgy Hungarian Male Glee-club – Romania

The Gents Quartet, Hague, Netherlands

Coro Monte Cauriol, Genova, Italy

Tominaga Michio, Sapporo, Japan

Mezcla, Argentina

Berecz András, Zengő Együttes, Bartók Béla Férfikar

IV. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 1997

Participants:

„Fshati” Ossetian Folk Song Choir – Vladikavkaz, Russia

Newport and District Male Voice Choir, Newport, England

Coro Monte Pasubio, Schio, Italy

Male Vocal Ensemble of Sheremetev Centre, Ivanovo, Russia

Miquéu Montanaro, Corrance, Provance, France

Bekecs Együttes, Berecz András, Bartók Béla Férfikar

V. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL - 1998

Participants:

Székely Dalegylet Férfikórusa, Székelyudvarhely, Romania

Coro „Antonio Illesberg” – Triest, Italy

Krambambulis, Riga, Latvia

Bacchanalian Férfikar – Stockholm, Sweden

John Faulkner, Dublin, Ireland

Primorski Akademski Zbor „Vinko Vodopivec” – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Berecz András,

Zengő Együttes,

VI. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 1999

II. WINESONG WORLD FESTIVAL – 2000

Participants:

“Afshati” Alán Traditional Male Choir – Vladikavkaz, Russia

Bongo Men – Nigeria

Coro del’Innominato – Vercurago/Lc, Italy

Fülek Male Choir – Slovakia

Ekaterinburg Male Choir – Russia

Seán Matthew Deibler – Philadelhia,USA

Shin Hu-Sun – South-Korea, Seoul

Soncko Llaqta – Peru, Equador and

Martine Periat Dance Theatre – Bourdeaux,France

Berecz András

Zengő Együttes

Pannon Volán Rt. “Bartók Béla” Férfikar

Pictures available in Galériában.

VII. EUROPEN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2001

VIII. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2002

IX. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2003

2003. september 26 – 28.

Participants:

Alán Philharmonics Male Choir – Ossetia

Albino Bonavita Male Choir- Italy

Cornwalli Male Choir Férfikar – Great Britain

Nonet Brda – Goriska Brda – Slovenia

Simply English band  – Great Britain – Hungary

Vantaan Laulu Male Choir – Finland

Voskresenie Male Choir – Russia

and the

Pannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikara, Berecz András – előadóművész, Zengő együttes

III. WINESONG WORLD FESTIVAL – 2004

2004. september 23 – 26.

X. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2005

2005 september 23 – 25.

Participants:

Boghese e AmmentosIttiri, Italy

Cantilena Male Choir - Wrocław, Poland

Foutzik Folk Music bandGannat, France

Lahti Male ChoirLahti, Finland

Santa Lucía de Llodio Male ChoirÁlava province, Basque country, Spain

and the

Szélkiáltó Együttes, PannonFilharmonikusokZengő Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász KoncertfúvószenekarPannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

XI. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2006

2006. september 22 – 24.

Participants:

Aristotele Pacini Male Choir - Atri, Italy

Bacchanalia Male Choir - Stockholm, Sweden

Cantores Minores Male Choir - Warsaw, Poland

The Vocal Band of Croatian Navy “Saint Georges”  - Klapa Sveti Juraj, Croatia

Srecko Kosovel Male Choir  - Ajdovščina, Slovenia

Trollinger Male Chamber Choir  - Fellbach, Germany

and the

Pécsi Szimfonietta, Berecz András, Vivat Bacchus Énekegyüttes, Zengő Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász KoncertfúvószenekarPannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

Képek megtekinthetők a Galériában.

XII. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2007

2007. september 21 – 23.

Participants:

Fantje na vasi iz Rač (Račei lads) - Slovenia

Herrsällskapet (Men’s association) - Gävle, Sweden

Klapa Ferata (Ferata Male Choir) - Zágráb, Crotia

Maskarades band - Greece

Padragi Bányász Férfikar - Ajka, Hungary

Steirischer Jägerchor (Steyr Hunter Choir) - Austria

and the

Pécsi Szimfonietta, Berecz András, Zengő Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász KoncertfúvószenekarPannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

Képek megtekinthetők a Galériában.

XIII. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2008

2008. september 26-28.

Participants:

Brodosplit Male Choir - Croatia

Die Mehlprimeln (“The Floury Primroses“) - Kaisheim, Germany

Emil Montia Male Choir - Arad, Romania

Trió Kvartett - Slovenia

Troubadours Singer Group - Netherlands

Veszprém Város Kadarkara - Hungary

and the

Pécsi Szimfonietta, Berecz András, Zengő Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász KoncertfúvószenekarPannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

XIV. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2009

2009. september 25-27.

Participants:

Echo Male Choir -  Grudziądz, Poland

Janko Kersnik Male Choir -  Lukovica, Slovenia

Josip Štolcer Slavenski Male Choir  – Čakovec, Horvátország

A MÁV Gépészet Járműjavító Férfikara -  Szolnok

The Riga Technical University Male Choir – Latvia

Stockholm Police ChoirSweden

and the

Pécsi Szimfonietta, Zengő Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász KoncertfúvószenekarPannon Volán Rt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

IV. WINESONG WORLD FESTIVAL – 2010

Participants:

No. 35. High School Choir – Beijing, China

African Melody Band – Nigeria

Wien Male Choir Association – Austria

Meran Male Choir Association – South-Tirol, Italy

Sunshine Choir Model School of the Beijing University - China

Slovak Teacher’s Choir, Trenčianské Teplice – Slovakia

Varpas Male Choir – Lithuania

and the

Zengõ együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász Koncertfúvószenekar, Pécsi Szimfonietta, Pannon Volán Zrt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

 

XV. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2011

Participants:

Acapella-Keller – Austria

Boghes e Ammentos – Sardinia, Italy

BorCanto – Pécs

Fehérvári Male Choir – Székesfehérvár

Minores Cantores – Poland

Quercus Quintet – Slovenia

Vivat Bacchus Énekegyüttes – Pécs

and the

Zengő Együttes, Pécsi Szimfonietta, Pécsi Ércbányász Koncertfúvószenekar, Pannon Volán Zrt. Bartók Béla Férfikar

XVI. EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL  – 2012

Participants:

Coro Alpino Monte Caviojo – Arsiero, Italy

“Domen” Singer group  – Ljubljana – Črnuče, Slovenia

Korson Mieslaulajat  – Vantaa, Finland

“Pro Cultura” Male Choir – Fülek, Slovakia

Siófoki Férfi Dalkör

and the

Pannon Volán Zrt. Bartók Béla Férfikara, Zengő Együttes, Szélkiáltó Együttes, Pécsi Ércbányász Koncertfúvószenekar

Pictures and videos are available in the Gallery.

17th EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL – 2013 – 20th Anniversary Edition

20th Anniversary  1993-2013

27-29. September, 2013.

In 2013 the European Winesong Festival will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary edition. For this occasion Tamás Lakner, artistic director invited unique male choirs and world class soloists.

Participants of the of the XVII. European Convivial Wine Song Festival – 20th Anniversary edition:

The State Philharmonic Male Choir – Vladikavkaz, Republic of North-Ossetia-Alania

Albino Bonavita Male Choir- Fossano, Italy

Bacchanalian Male Choir – Stockholm, Sweden

Echo Male Choir – Grudziadz, Poland

Szakály Mátyás Male Choir  – Biatorbágy, Hungary

Bartók Béla Male Choir – Pécs, Hungary

Special guest of the 20th edition of the Winesong Festival:

Erika Miklósa (soprano)

Other participants from Hungary:

Pannon Filharmonic Orchestra – Pécs

Zengő ensemble

Ore Miners’ Concert Brass Band

Solists:

István Horváth (tenor)

Szabolcs Csajághy (tenor)

18th EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL

From Europe

Coro de Iddanoa Monteleone – Sardinia, Italy

Joensuun Mieslaulajat – Finland

Poliskören Stockholm – Sweden

Vivat Cantus – Salzburg, Austria

From Hungary

Veszprém Red Winesong Ensemble

Bartók Béla Male Choir

Zengő ensemble

Invited artists:

KOVÁTS Kolos – Kossuth-awarded opera-singer, bass

BOGNÁR Szabolcs – baritone

CSAJÁGHY Szabolcs – tenor

Ore Miners’ Concert Brass Band

Pannon Filharmonic Orchestra – Pécs

19th EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL

Participants of the 19th European Convivial Wine Song Festival:

Coro Citta di Oziero (Sardegna, Italy)

Klapa Kastav ; Zvojenski Kanturi (Croatia)

Sängerrunde Kritzendorf (Austria)

Sandviken Male Choir (Sweden)

Kodály Zoltán Male Choir (Budapest, Hungary)

Bartók Béla Male Choir (Pécs, Hungary)

Zengő Folk Ensemble (Pécs, Hungary)

Invited artists:

Bognár Szabolcs opera-singer, baritone

Csajághy Szabolcs opera-singer

Ore Miners’ Concert Brass Band

Pécs Symphonietta

20th EUROPEAN WINESONG FESTIVAL

Participants of the XX. European Convivial Wine Song Festival:

Danubius Octet Singers – Bratislava,

Heino’s Male Choir – Heino, Netherlands

Lira Male Choir – Warsaw, Poland

Mannergesangverein Franz Liszt – Raiding, Austria

Hungarian Bards of Muravidék – Lendva, Slovenia

Béla Bartók Male Choir – Pécs, Hungary

Zengő Folk Ensemble – Pécs, Hungary

Pannon Philharmonic – Pécs, Hungary

Ore Miner’s Brass Band – Pécs, Hungary

Invited artists:

András Berecz folk singer (Kossuth prize awarded)

Sándor Sasvári (Jászai prize singer)

Szabolcs Bognár (bariton)

Csajághy Szabolcs(tenor)