The Moscow State Academic Choir named after A. Kozhevnikov pleases lovers of the choral music all over the world with classic works, the works of contemporary composers and folk songs for more than half a century. The Moscow State Academic Choir named after A. Kozhevnikov is one of the oldest leading ensembles of Russia, which was organized in 1956 by People’s Artist of USSR, professor of the Moscow Conservatory V. Sokolov. The creative look of team is multifaceted and varied. Many of the works were performed by the The Moscow State Academic Choir for the first time. For example “Ivan the Terrible” (Prokofiev), “Requiem”(Kabalevsky), "Liturgy" (Alyabiev) spiritual concerts by Degtyarev and Titov, and “Requiem for Leonid Kogan” by Italian composer F. Mannino. The part of the works was included in the Fund of radio and television. Folk songs take significant place in the repertoire of the choir. The Moscow State Academic Choir is an indispensable participator of city holidays, anniversaries, celebrations and festivals. Choir is hearty welcomed at the large professional venues as well as in music schools and cultural centers. The MoscowState Academic Choir has toured successfully in CIS countries, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Finland, Poland, Romania, Greece, Korea, and Japan.
The People's Artist of Russia, professor A. Kozhevnikov was the artistic director and chief conductor of the choir since 1988. So far, the conductor of the orchestra is a talented young conductor J. Kolotiy.Due to their high artistic taste, endless creativity and tireless hard work, creative team appearance is multifaceted and varied. The orchestra constantly contributes to the cultural heritage of world music.