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Dr Arpad Andras Darazs
Birth: Jul. 7, 1922, Hungary
Death: Dec. 16, 1986
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Born in Jaszbereny, Hungary, Dr. Darazs graduated from the Franz Liszt Conservatory, where he studied under Zoltan Kodaly. He served as director of the Hungarian Radio Choir, as well as the Director of the Hungarian State Ballet Chorus and Orchestra. He came to America in 1956, and brought the St. Killan's Boy Choir of Farmingdale, NY to national prominence when they performed at the United Nations Anniversary. He co-authored a book on the Kodaly Method of choral teaching, and earned his docotorate from Columbia University. He joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina in 1966. While there he founded the USC Concert Choir, and conducted the Columbia Boy's Choir, as well as the Columbia Barbershop Chorus, and the First Presbyterian Chorch Choir. He also conducted the Columbia Philharmonic, and founded The Palmetto Mastersingers, an all male chorus that won several first place awards in international competitions in Wales, and Hungary. He received the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award in 1985.His last appearance was as the Conductor at the Columbia Bicentennial, where he was honored for his contributions to the arts in South Carolina.  (bio by: BERT DARAZS) 
 
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Woodridge Memorial Park
Lexington
Lexington County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 2000
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