The Chamber Choir of Hungarian Educators was established in October 2007 in Cluj, a town situated in the Transylvania region of Romania.
In November 2013 the choir took up the name of Mihály Guttman, thus continuing its activity under the name of the true maestro and mentor of many generations of Transylvanian musicians. Its members are active and retired high school teachers of music, natural sciences and humanities, as well as kindergarten and primary school teachers.
Their activity is characterised by commitment, reliability, high standards of choir singing, and joyous team spirit. The Choir strives to achieve clearness and punctuality, emphasizing on the thorough elaboration of every small detail. The wide dynamic range of the chorus's sound gradually rises from the delicate pianissimo to the forte, always in line with the inner content of the music.
They primarily perform the pearls of Hungarian music, but their repertoire also includes works of classical, romantic and contemporary authors from all over Europe, and pieces of Cluj-born and Transylvanian Hungarian composers. Besides Transylvania, the choir presented its repertoire of over one hundred and forty pieces of sacred and secular music including Hungarian folk songs, in various cities and towns abroad, being at the same time an important ensemble of the Hungarian Choirs’ Association in Romania.
The choir is a frequent guest at prestigious choir festivals and festive cultural events, and it maintains good relations with partner choirs from Hungary and Slovakia. In 2015 the choir obtained the grade of “Golden Appraisal” at the qualifying concert of the Association of Hungarian Choirs, Orchestras and Folk Ensembles (KÓTA), and in 2018 it received the “Festival Choir” qualification.
In January 2018 the “Mihály Guttman” Choir of Hungarian educators was awarded the “KÓTA” prize in choir category as recognition of its outstanding work in promoting Hungarian music culture.