Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Honvéd Művészegyüttes Férfikara (Honvéd Male Voice Choir)

Orchestra, choir, ensemble


The Honvéd (Army) Male Voice choir was formed in 1948 and gave its first concert in 1949 at the Budapest Opera House. Many internationally famous artists began their careers as members of the choir, among them Róbert Ilosfalvy, József Réti and József Gregor. The choir´s repertoire is extensive embracing all stylistic periods from Gregorian to 20th century European and Hungarian works. Their programs give special emphasis to the choral art of Liszt, Bartók and Kodály. The choir has worked with such distinguished conductors as János Ferencsik, Lamberto Gardelli, Antal Doráti, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Sir Georg Solti. In 1998, the Honvéd Male Voice Choir received the Béla Bartók - Ditta Pásztory Prize. Since 2001, the ensemble´s music director has been Gábor Hollerung while its resident conductor Péter Drucker was appointed in 2003.

Current performances of Honvéd Male Voice Choir
Koncertkalendárium (
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1971 Bárdos Lajos kórusművei
(Bárdos: Choral Works)
Hungaroton LPX 11538 LP
1982 Himnusz - Szózat
(Hymnus - Szózat)
Hungaroton SLPX 19133 LP / Reissue on CD: HCD 19133 (1994)
1985 Erkel Ferenc: Hunyadi László Hungaroton HCD 12581-83 Recorded in 1984, 3 CDs
1986 Kodály Karművészete 4.
(The Choral Music of Kodály 4.)
1994 Himnusz - Szózat
(Hymnus - Szózat)
Hungaroton HCD 19133 Reissue of Hungaroton SLPX 19133 (1982)
1997 Goldmark Károly: Sába királynője
(Goldmark Karl: Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Saba))
Hungaroton HCD 12179-81 3 CDs /Recorded in 1980
2000 Bartók Béla: Korai művek és ritkaságok
(Bartók, Béla: Early Works and Rarities)
Hungaroton HCD 31909
2000 Bartók összkiadás - Ritkaságok
(Complete Edition - Rarities)
Hungaroton HCD 41002 29 CDs
2000 Mozart, W. A.: A Varázsfuvola (részletek)
(Mozart, W. A.: Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute (excerpts))
Hungaroton HCD 11539
2001 Liszt Ferenc: Férfikari művek
(Choral Works for Male Voices)
Hungaroton HCD 31923 Own
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Karmesterek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Conductors, 1951-2001)
Hungaroton HCD 32074-77 4 CDs
2001 Bárdos Lajos: Kórusművek
(Lajos Bárdos: Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 31980
2001 Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán Warner 2564 67436-4
2001 Mozart, W. A.: A varázsfuvola (Zenés mesék - Mesés zenék)
(Mozart, W. A.: Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 19451
2002 Marosszéki táncok; Székely keserves; Felszállott a páva Hungaroton HCD 32132