The choral formation was born in 1934 with Mr. Mihai Vasile as choir leader.
In 1935, the “Medeşana” choral-literary association was formed. The first concert was a great success and the number of singers reached 100 people. The choir’s repertoire was made up of religious, patriotic and popular songs.
The first participation of the choir in a competition was in 1936, in Satu Mare where it received the first prize.
Over time the choir will sing having as leaders: Tarţa Vasile, Nagy Iosif, Pop Rozalia, Neagu Lazăr. Participate in many competitions and get as many prizes.
In 1938 the choir enriches its repertoire reaching 25 different pieces, showing its seriousness and the ability of the choristers.
In 1959 the choir was in the Cluj radio studio for radio recordings, then being broadcast on the radio enjoying a lot of admiration.
Since 1972, the choir’s leaders have been the spouses Ileana and Giovanni Petrovici, two generous people with a passion for music, who dedicate time and soul to this choir.
The conductors of the choir are the spouses Ileana and Ioan Petrovici who graduated from the Conservatory of Cluj in 1972!
The quality of the repertoire grows and the choir will enjoy many successes alongside its young leaders.
Concerts, festivals, competitions, cultural changes in Romania and abroad, prizes and many years filled with satisfaction and the pleasure of singing and being together. We sang a lot and it is difficult to choose the most relevant moments. Here are some examples.
In 1972 at the Piteşti Choral Festival he won the competition trophy.
1973 Participates in the anniversary of the “Hilaria” choral society, being considered by the participants to be one of the best choirs in Romania.
1976 At the interregional festival of Deva.
1978 At the interregional festival “Ion Vidu” in Lugoj, he wins the festival trophy.
1979 National stage “Canta Romania” taking place in Târgu Mureş the choir gets the first place in Romania.
1983 National stage “Canta Romania” in Cluj the choir gets the first place for Romania for the second time.
1987 Participates in the “Ciprian Porumbescu” festival in Suceava.
2010 He gets the third place at the International Choral Festival held in Prague.
“Medisana” has participated in many concerts nationally and abroad, in France, Hungary, Switzerland, Montenegro, Belgium, in the European Parliament, Ukraine, Cehia, (at the Advento festival), Italy in Bolzano, Austria in Vienna and so on …
We celebrated together 50, 60, 75, 80 years of choral singing, we met men of great culture, poets, historians, composers, Romanian and foreign choristers, and above all we sang with pleasure and passion alongside our leaders who with a lot of patience and wisdom lead us.
The Choir has a good stage presence with popular clothes and choristers of different ages, from the very young to a certain age who have been singing for decades and have become ambassadors of our country abroad.
Mediesana is a founding member of the Romanian Association of Choral Singing and a member of the International Association “The joyful heart”. (A coeur joie)
On the Youtube network, search for “Concertul corului Mediesana de la Filarmonica Dinu Lipatti din Satu Mare”.