
The next to leading order chiral corrections to the SU(2) x SU(2) GellMannOakes Renner (GMOR) relation are obtained using the pseudoscalar correlator to fiveloop order in perturbative QCD, together with new finite energy sum rules (FESR) incorporating polynomial, Legendre type, integration kernels. The purpose of these kernels is to suppress hadronic contributions in the region where they are least known. This reduces considerably the systematic uncertainties arising from the lack of direct experimental information on the hadronic resonance spectral function. Three different methods are used to compute the FESR contour integral in the complex energy (squared) splane, i.e. Fixed Order Perturbation Theory, Contour Improved Perturbation Theory, and a fixed renormalization scale scheme. We obtain for the corrections to the GMOR relation, delta(pi), the value delta(pi) = (6.2 +/ 1.6)%. This result is substantially more accurate than previous determinations based on QCD sum rules; it is also more reliable as it is basically free of systematic uncertainties. It implies a light quark condensate < 0 vertical bar(u) over baru vertical bar 0 > similar or equal to < 0 vertical bar(d) over bard vertical bar 0 > < 0 vertical bar(q) over barq vertical bar 0 >vertical bar(2GeV) = (267 +/ 5MeV)(3). As a byproduct, the chiral perturbation theory (unphysical) low energy constant H2(r) is predicted to be H2(r)(nu(X) = Mp) = (5.1 +/ 1.8) x10(3), or H2(r) (nu(X) = Meta) = (5.7 +/ 2.0) x10(3).
