The Singer’s Society “Angel Boukoreshtliev “ of the city of Plovdiv was founded in 1896 and it is officially recognized as one of the pioneer societies of choir activity in Bulgaria.
In its creative biography the society has recorded over 3000 concerts, which include about 2500 pieces of music varying from the vocal polyphony of the 16th century to modern music. It was awarded with high state’s awards, national prices and national recognition – highest awards at International choir competitions in Debrecen – Hungary ( 1966 ), Langolen – Great Britain ( 1974,1981 ) , Hague ( Netherlands ), and had a great success at the World “ Festival Van Flanders “ in the town of Gent – Belgium, Spain ( 1988 ), Germany ( 2004), Turkey ( 2006).
There are separate formations in the Singer’s society : a mixed, a philharmonic, a male, a female voice, a chamber choirs. In the almost one century of creative activity of the society one discovers the first performances in Bulgaria of pieces of Angel Boukoreshtliev, Dobri Christov, Petko Stainov, Dimitar Petkov, Petko Stainov, Nikolay Stoikov, the honoured artist, associate professor Ivan Spasov , Krasimir Kyourkchiyski, Igor Stravinski,A. Eshpay, J.S.Bach, J.Haydn, J. Brahms, H.Purcell, A. Vivaldi, A. Oneger and other composers. The society’s repertoire is very wide and includes “ A Cappella “ songs and large cantata-oratorio pieces of all styles and epochs.
Many of the best Bulgarian choir and symphony orchestra conductors have sought and still seek collaboration with the various choir formations. For example, names like Svetoslav Obretenov, p.a prof. Vladi Simeonov, prof. Asen Diamandiev, Mesru Mehmedov, hon.a.ass.proff. Krikor Chetinian, p.a.Dobrin Petkov, p.a. proff. Konstantin Iliev, p.a. Vassil Kazandzhiev, h.a. Michail Angelov etc. The guest performances of the various formations of the society in Russia, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain and the Netherlands have always had tremendous success. Among the creative achievements of the society one finds many records for Bulgarian and Russian radio and television, Radio BBC, Radio Koln, Frankfurt, Ljubljana and Hague.