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> USU Choir


The Choir of Ulyanovsk State University

choir00.jpgThe head of the choir department chair of choral conducting and vocal of the faculty of culture and art, candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Larisa Aleksandrovna Filyanina.

The choir of Ulyanovsk State University was established in February 2001. It is an amateur choir, which consists of students, teachers and staff members representing various university faculties and units. Currently the choir has 38members.

The choir's repertoire includes classics by Russian and foreign composers, contemporary authors' works, spiritual music of different epochs and cultures. Among most frequently performed choral works are pieces by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Sviridov, Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi. Over the years the choir has performed at a

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USU choir, conductor S. Skripka
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The choir performance in Lenin Memorial
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Joint performance with A. Petrenko

large variety of venues, including chamber and concert halls, enterprises, open air stages, both in Russia and abroad. It has successfully collaborated with various Russian state orchestras, outstanding performers and prominent Russian conductors.

One example of such fruitful collaboration is joint performance of Tchaikovsky's Moscow cantata with soloists of the Moscow state academic philharmonic hall and the Ulyanovsk state academic symphonic orchestra, guest conducted by People's Artist of Russia, Sergey Skripka.

Other highlights in the recent past include performance of Prokofiev's oratorio Ivan the Terrible with the soloist, People's Artist of Russia, Alexey Petrenko; a festive gala-concert at the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow, which featured the famous Kolmanovsky's song "Alyosha" performed jointly with the popular Bulgarian singer Biser Kirov.

The choir takes an active part in the cultural life of Ulyanovsk region. It is regularly invited to sing at major city events, holidays and celebrations. It was the first to perform the anthem of the Ulyanovsk region and later was selected to make its official recording. The choir's annual end-of-year concerts traditionally enjoy warm reception of many local people.

In March 2011, the choir of Ulyanovsk State University celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive concert at the Ulyanovsk philharmonic hall, where choral works were accompanied by organ music played by rector of the Kazan State Conservatory, People's Artist of Russia and Tatarstan, Russian State Prize winner, Rubin Abdullin.

The choir's achievements include III prize at Gaudeamus festival of university choirs (Izhevsk, Russia), the top place in the international choral competition CHORUS INSIDE in Citta' di Chieti 2011, (Chieti, Italy), 1st place in the Stars of Paris choral competition and festival (Villiers-sur-Marne, Paris, France), participation in the XXVLatvian Nationwide Song Celebration, where USU students and teachers sang in a 13000-strong joint choir at the final concert.

The USU choir of students and teachers is the winner of international contests in Italy (2011) and France (2012). In July 2013the choir participated in the XXVLatvian Nationwide Song and Dance Festival, held in Riga. In July 2014the choir became a prize winner of International contest IFAS 2014(Czech Republic)

Contact information:

The head of USU choir, candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Larisa Aleksandrovna Filyanina

The leader Tatyana Vasilyevna Dronova, the Honoured worker of culture

Address: 432000, Russia, Ulyanovsk, L. Tolstoy St., 42

Phone: (8422) 41 8372

Contact person: Zulfia Kasimovna Fakhurtdinova the choir administrator

Fax: (8422) 418741, 4128-18