"Kollégiumi Kántus" was founded by György Maróthi, professor of the Debrecen Calvinist College in 1739. After the first period of being a mixed choir with boys and a long period of being men's choir Kántus has been working as a mixed choir since 1954. The average number of members is 40 to 50 secondary school pupils and university student.
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Kóruspróbák: Kedd és csütörtök 18:30 - 20:30
Református Kollégium (Kálvin tér 16.), Kántus terem

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2017.08.22. 20:21

Notes from the Keepsake album of the Choir

"The oldest choir of the country nevertheless young for ever. One of the greatest presents of my life is to have the opportunity of listening to and seeing this choir for fifty years continuously...
... I am convinced that what really makes our listening to the singing of the choir a unique spiritual experience this true secret of the "Cantus", lies in he fact that its singing has a message, prophetic word, the Gospel, a ringing proclamation of the good tidings."

Dr. Elemér Kocsis
Reformed Bishop, Debrecen, 1989

"To have had the oppurtinity of listening to this famous Debrecen Collegium Choir is to be spiritually uplifted and to share the heavenly joy of angels singing to God the Almighty "each tribe bringing its peculiar gift to the Creator". It was an experience I would not have missed for anything. It is good to see human beings praising God instead of musical accompaniment doing it unplace of human being.
May the Lord bless you and may you be counted with those who sing great Alleluyahs before this throne of Grace."

John Gatu
Moderator, Presbyterian Church of East Africa

"To the director and members of the Debrecen College Choir: Many thanks for your ministry of music. Yours is really a superb choir! May you continue serving the church and the world with the beauty of your music.

Fred Kaan
Church composer, honorary doctor of the Reformed College

"The choir "KÁNTUS" is a messenger. Messenger of the gospel, the Hungarian reformed Christianity, the Hungarian church music, the wonderful choir culture of Hungary and moreover a messenger of art unifying all mankind"

Wolfgang Fischer
Lutheran Church Musical Director, Berlin, 1980

"The new Hungary could not have a more noble musical countenance abroad than this brilliant choir."

János Sólyom
Pianist, Stockholm, 1990

"As admirer of your art, tending towards the perfectness of the heavenly music, I am also proclaiming the Transylvanian message of "Church and School", with brotherly love:"

László Tőkés
Reformed Bishop, Oradea (Nagyvárad), 1990

"In the name of the reformed Christian Church and myself I am expressing my grateful thanks for the unforgettable testimony expressed by the singing of "Kántus". Soli Deo Gloria"

Imre Hodosy
Reformed Bishop, Feketic

"For years I have been continuously watching the carrier of this choir because you always sing instead of me as well. What could I write then? Maybe this: We must see each other to be visible, we must hear each other to be audible."

Sándor Csoóri
Author, 1991

"They don't show off their songs. They don't try to gain listeners' favour. The very natural move inside thir hearts leads them to singing. Furthermore, their voice arises from the core of their bodies and reaches a splendid harmony quite easily. From the strong voice like a shining gold pipe to the extreme of sensitivity... It had never happened before that Sugar Hall was moved like that just by human voice. Furthermore, their voice expands from the strongness of a metal to the softness of a cotton."

Tóru Nakamura
Composer, Professor,
Art Director of Sugar Hall, Okinawa

"The London concert of the Debrecen College Choir was a great pleasure for me. You represent a level of artistic talent for which I can hardly find representatives in the amateur choir movement here. It was fine to see the proof that beside good means, the orderly behaviour is also needed to playing music."

Cecilia Vajda
Highscool Teacher
Cardiff, 1984


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