UniCum Laude

The vocal group called UniCum Laude was formed in 1994 in Pécs, Southern Hungary. The members of the group are
József Csapó - counter-tenor,
Árpád Meláth - tenor,
Arnold Mits - tenor,
Tamás Pap - baritone,
Csaba Kutnyánszky - baritone,
György Silló - bass.

Each member is very well experienced in choral singing, some of them even sing solo. Chamber music is a real challenge to all the singers providing a possibility to carry through individual conceptions.

In its own name, UniCum Laude reflects its programme policy that is based on the rarely heard, unique pieces from the wide layers of the history of music.

The repertoire of the group includes renessaince sacred music and the most spectacular pieces of madrigals, as well as of contemporary modern music or those arrangements of evergreens of high standard which can be heard on their 1998 CD. Six male voices singing may sound very peculiar.

They have had some outstanding programs of significant concerts such as the Queen-programme entitled „Bohemian Rhapsodies” with the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, the „Viva Venezia” concert in the Cathedral of Pécs (Pécs Spring Festival) in 2010, and the „Baroque Christmas” in Kodály Centre in the same year.

The Hungarian Radio has recorded their programme several times, the Europian Broadcasting Union (EBU) transmitted their concerts in 2008 and 2010. A portrait film was made by the Hungarian Television in 1998, the Duna Television broadcasted their Live Christmas-program in 2009.

A collection of Christmas songs came out in 2001, their sacred music entitled „Lamentation”in the autumn of 2005 , and a selection of live concert recordings entitled „In Concert” in 2007.

UniCum Laude is a regular participant of the concert-series organized by the Filharmonia Music Society.

The group has given concerts in Austria, Poland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Finland, Serbia, France, Estonia, Iceland and Taiwan.