La Caffettiera Stioppéta
Choir of the Department of Italian Studies of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Budapest
Conductors | Eszter Murányi & Márta Murányi
La Caffettiera Stioppéta was founded in Perugia in 2004 by students of the local summer university. After they returned to Budapest, new members started to join to the group, which started to operate as the Choir of the Department of Italian Studies of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE). The choir regularly performs in Hungary and abroad; in 2008 and in 2015, it was admitted to take part in the 56th and the 63 rd International Guido d’Arezzo Polyphonic Contest. The choir maintains professional relations and friendship with several foreign and Hungarian choirs and orchestras; it organizes exchange trips on a regular basis.
In February 2014, La Caffettiera Stioppéta performed in St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest for an audience of 5000 with Friar Alessandro Brustenghi. The Franciscan monk of Umbrian origin and the then members of the choir became friends in Perugia in 2004. La Caffettiera Stioppéta celebrated the 10th anniversary of its foundation in 2014, giving a special concert in the ball hall of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, Budapest. At Christmas 2014 La Caffettiera Stioppéta performed Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols for mixed voices and harp. In 2015, the choir was invited to the Szinkópa Festival of Mixed Choirs (BMC - Budapest Music Center, Hungary). In 2016 the choir singed at the “Kórusok éjszakája” (Night of the choirs) evening.
In May 2017 in Milan after the joint concert they got an extraordinary present from Coro Musiré. By a donation for the statue of Saint Cecilia standing on the roof of the famous cathedral La Caffettiera Stioppéta is now symbolically tied to the city.
Stioppeta10 – Secular and Sacred music from Hungary and from Europe from the Renaissance and the 20th Century (2014)
La Caffettiera Stioppeta – Secular and Sacred music from the Renaissance and the 20th Century (2008)