Artistic Director and Chief Conductor
Igor Youdin, Peoples artist of the Russian Federation
The Chamber Choir was created in 1981 and became the first professional academic choir ensemble of Siberia. Until 1986 it was headed by Honored artist of Russia B.Pevzner. Artistic biography of the choir is rich by the tours in Russia and republics of the former USSR. The group has toured in France, Italy, Germany, cooperated fruitfully with orchestras, conductors and chamber ensembles of different countries of the world.
Artistic interests of performers extend from ancient songs till modern compositions of different styles and directions. The repertoire of the ensemble includes folk, romance and jazz programs. Many Russian composers wrote their oeuvres specially for this choir.
Destroying the stereotypes of conservative attitude to the choir genre, the ensemble, first in Russia, made an attempt of creation of the musical-stage genre as «choir theatre». This is a special direction of the choir's work, where the staging takes place, and the choir is interpreted as an ensemble of soloists.
The Chamber Choir participated in many international and national Festivals, presented Russia at the international artistic action devoted to memorize the victims of XX century (Dortmund, Germany), where it was honored to open this memorial before the colleagues from 12 countries. The choir was invited to the celebration of the 850th anniversary of Moscow, took part in the concert near the walls of the Jesus Saver Temple.
Musicians successively and actively revive traditions of Russian culture. The ensemble initiated big actions, festivals, many of them became traditional: «Pokrov Autumn», «Christmas and Easter concerts», Choir Assemblies during «The Days of Slav culture».
In August 2016 Chamber Choir was reorganized to Novosibirsk Choir Chapel.
Svetlana Bolgova, Honored artist of the Russian Federation