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Mixed choir "Petko Stainov" became one of the leading ensembles in Bulgaria. It is a prize-winner in many international competitions
- Aretzo,Italy - 1980 - 2nd and special prize;
- Varna, Bulgaria - 1985 - 3rd prize;
- Ihlava, Czech - 1987 - 3rd prize;
- Preveza, Greece - 2000 - 2nd prize and silver award;
- Musica Sacra - Praque,Czech - 2001 - The golden award.
- Choir festival – Ankara, 2003 – award for successful synchronization of the conductor with the choir.
- many national choir events, festivals, contests.
The choir consists of 30 members non professional singers.
The repertoire of the ensemble is a great variety of styles and epoches - from Old orthodox works (15-16 centery) and folk songs, trough renaissance, romantissam and sacra ones, classic compositions, spirituals, opera choirs, oratorial works (Mozart - Requiem), to modern Bulgarian and foreign music.
The choir has performed successfully in Czech, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Slovak and Russia.In 1999 "Petko Stainov" choir was invited by Ministry of Culture to participate in European Month of Culture in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.From 2006 the choir participated in the project “250 years Mozart”, performing Requiem – Mozart with different orchestras and solists from Bulgaria. 2008 - Messe G Dur by Franz Schubert.
October 2006 – concerts in Italy, organized by Concentus Musicus Fabraternus “Josquin Des Pres” – Ceccano.
June 2007 - International Choir Festival Vranov Nad Toplou, Slovak
August 2008 - Ohrid Choir Festival, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia
Mixed choir "Petko Stainov" sings together with famous Bulgarian orchestras and opera singers.The choir has records for Bulgarian National Radio and for Bulgarian Televisions.
Choir "Ptko Stainov" is in cultural relation with Foundation "PETKO GRUEV STAYNOV"
The choir is a member of BULGARIAN CHORUS UNION
From 2003 conductor of the choir is Mr. Mladen Stanev
Assistant-conductor: Mrs. Denitsa Gaytandzhieva
Piano accompanist:Mr. Mihail Hristov
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