Ioffe Institute Chamber Chorus was founded in 1978 in St. Petersburg at Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute - ALMA MATER of Russian physical scholarship of academician A.F.Ioffe. The first conductor was Olga Kucherova, postgraduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory.
leader (conductor) is
Vera Il'ina - a student of
St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts. The choir contains
of about 20 singers; among
them are scientists, engineers, teachers and students - all
amateur singers joint by love to music.The repertoire
consists of well known pieces of European and Russian classical music as
well as traditional and modern songs some of them specially arranged for
the chorus by professor V.P.Il'in (1930-2006).