Chamber Choir of Creative Association «Sheremetev-Center» (Ivanovo, Russia)

Chamber Choir of Creative Association «Sheremetev-Center» of Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology (Ivanovo, Russia)

The choir was founded in 1986 and is based on Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology.
Amateur in its basis, the choir has achieved a high level of performance which was marked by many International and Russian choral festivals and competitions.
A diverse and original repertoire which consists of Russian folk songs, church songs, western classical music and contemporary compositions is complemented by the brightly expressed individuality of the ensemble.
More than ten years the choir has been associated with a talented Moscow composer Nikolay Lebedev by their creative friendship and performed his sacred pieces (Liturgy, Vespers, Requiem).
Well known in Russia and deservedly enjoying by a high reputation between specialists and music lovers, Chamber Choir of «Sheremetev-Center», being a kind of "visiting card" of Ivanovo area, performs at concerts and tours actively.
The choir performed at best stages of Russia in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Kiev, Yaroslavl and many other cities, and also abroad in Latvia, Poland, Germany, Norway, France, Hungary, Czech Republic and Ukraine.
In 2006 the choir was honored to open the "year of Russian culture" in Łódź (Poland).
In September of 2009 the choir was invited to open I All-Russian festival of choral music in Kremlin (Moscow).
In 2010 the choir was awarded by the highest honor of the Slavic Arts Forum - "Zolotoy Vityaz" (Golden Knight) - for its contribution to Choral Art.
The choir has recorded 5 CDs. The Chamber Choir of "Sheremetev-Center" has organized 25 different choral festivals. The most bright and known between all those festivals is the sacred music festival "Zolotoy Plyos" (Golden Plyos) (since 1989). The choir is the laureate of International festivals of Orthodox music in Moscow and Hajnówka (Poland, 2007).

Artistic director and conductor Eugeny BOBROV
Eugeny graduated from Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire (class of professor L. Sivukhin).
In 1996 he took an internship at European choral academy (Bavaria) and received the rank of professor. In 2003 he was awarded by International certificate "An outstanding conductor" in Hungary. He also was awarded by the order of Russian Orthodox church of reverend Sergiy Radonezhsky of III degree.
Eugeny is the organizer of church and singing cathedrals "ARTOS" and "Zolotoye koltso Rossii" (Golden Ring of Russia).
He's the active participant of first Slavic Arts Forum "Zolotoy Vityaz" and the head of Ivanovo regional festival "Zolotoy Vityaz".