Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
We are a girls' choir called "Be Happy" from Základná umelecká škola v Púchove (Basic Art School Puchov, Slovakia). Since 2010, our conductor has been Mária Jašurdová. Regularly, we take part in concerts organized by the school or the city. Our repertoire mainly consists of popular songs and spirituals, but we also love to sing classical and folk genres. In 2014, both our main choir and our chamber section achieved the silver band, which corresponds to 2nd place among the contestants attending the "Musica Sacra" festival. We also took part in the "Joy of Europe" festival in Belgrade, Serbia, where we represented our country, Slovakia. During the years 2016 and 2017, we were invited to perform at the "Bratislava, spievaj" festival. As a chamber section of the group, we achieved the silver band at the "International Youth Music Festival" in Bratislava in 2017. A year later, we participated in the "EMJ Neerpelt 2018" festival in Belgium. In our category, we received the "2de prijs" (2nd prize) as the smallest choir of the entire festival. In 2019, we took part in the "International Music Meeting Tokyo" as the only Slovak choir in the festival. In the same year, we achieved the gold band at the international festival "Bratislava Cantat II" (Category: Spiritual Gospel Pop Jazz).
Mária Jašurdová pursued choir conducting studies at VŠMU in Bratislava under the guidance of Ondrej Šaray. While studying, she was engaged at Základná umelecká škola v Púchove (Basic art school), and after completing her studies, she continues to teach and conduct pupil and teacher choirs to this very day. Beyond these endeavors, she also excels as a composer, having launched two CDs: "De profundis" for a mixed choir and "Venovanie" for a children's choir.Back to the list of ensembles