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Chor MusicAeterna

MusicAeterna Chorus of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre
Artistic Director — Teodor Currentzis. Principal choirmaster — Vitaly Polonsky. The first presentation of the chorus in its current complement took place in Perm in 2011. The repertoire of the chorus, essentially performed in the authentic manner, embraces different styles and historical periods. The concert programmes of the ensemble include the works of the foreign baroque composers, the masterpieces of the Russian choral music of the 18th — 20th centuries and contemporary pieces. In February 2014 the chorus, together with the orchestra musicAeterna, had a triumphant series of performances in Berlin, Paris, Lisbon and Athens with a concert version of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and Handel's psalm "Dixit Dominus".
Discography: Mozart’s "Le nozze di Figaro" (released in February 2014) and "Cosi fan tutte", Stravinsky’s Les noces — all recorded by Sony Classical. In the autumn of 2013 the chorus took part in the video recording of Purcell's opera "The Indian Queen", directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Teodor Currentzis. The DVD will also be released by Sony.
In summer 2015 musicAeterna choir was the headliner of Aix-en-Province Festival. On June, 19 singers performed the best examples of sacred music beginning with the works of William Byrd and Bach ending with works by Sergei Taneyev, Igor Stravinsky and Alfred Schnittke. On June, 26 musicAeterna choir took part in an open concert "PARADE [S]" together with 12 students of the Summer Academy.
The main part of work was to sing 14 performances: 7 times — opera "Alcina" by Handel staged by Katie Mitchell (UK) and as much "Abduction from the Seraglio" by Mozart, staged by Martin Kušej .
Nominee of Opera Awards (2014, 2015, 2016).