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Gaudete is a mixed church choir which focuses mainly on sacred music. Since its existence its main purpose has always been accompanying holy masses in the parish church in the city of Sereď, but in recent 12 years they have also performed at concerts in their hometown and in the neighborhood. Besides the performances in Slovakia they also performed abroad, e.g. in the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Italy. Their biggest success was singing at the international holy mass in Medzugorje, which was broadcasted on the radio to the whole world. The repertoire of the choir includes sacred compositions of old and contemporary composers, Afro-American spirituals and gospels but also folk and popular songs arranged for choirs. In 2007 the choir released its first album Spievajme Pánovi (Sing to the Lord) and in 2011 its second one Jubilate Deo. Currently the choir has 40 active members, a conductor Mrs. Andrea Ruczová and organ and piano accompanist Mr. Martin Pekár.
Mrs. Andrea Ruczová first met with the choral work as a student of a secondary school when she started accompanying the Mixed choir Zvon in her hometown. Later she became conductor’s assistant, too. In 1991 she graduated from the Pedagogical faculty of Nitra University where she was an active member of the female choir Ponitran conducted by Doc. Potočar from whom she got a lot of experience and knowledge. In 2003 she became the conductor of the mixed church choir in Sereď where she is also the organist in the local church. Currently she works as a teacher of English and Music at the secondary school in Sereď where she works with talented young singers.Back to the list of ensembles