Ipavska Chamber Choir

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Komorni zbor 'Ipavska', Vipava
Vojana Reharja 4, SI-5271 Vipava
Phone386 (0) 41 766 369
Managed byKulturno društvo Komorni zbor Ipavska
Matjaž Šček, Conductor
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The Ipavska Chamber Choir developed from the smaller Kras Chamber Choir in 1998. A group of around 30 singers, this award-winning choir continues the long tradition of choral singing in the upper Vipava Valley in the Goriška region, close to the Italian border. The conductor is Matjaž Šček.


The choir's repertoire ranges from Slovene folk music to sacral music, from Gallus's motets and madrigals to Brahms's waltzes and demanding contemporary choir pieces composed by Slovene composers (for example, Anton Lajovic and Aldo Kumar) as well as foreign ones. The choir has also worked with Lithuanian composer Vytautas Miškinis and with Slovene composer Štefan Mauri, whose Mass and some other musical works have been performed by the choir together with opera singers and instrumentalists.

International awards

The choir won the golden plaque at the Naša pesem Choir Competition in 1999 for the best début choir of the competition. In 2000 the choir was also chosen to take an active part in a choir seminar in South Tyrol, where they worked with conductor and music expert Gary Graden. In October 2001 the choir entered the Incanto sul Garda international choir competition in Riva del Garda, Italy, winning a gold medal as best choir in the Sacred Music category and also being declared the overall winner of the competition. Matjaž Šček, who has been the choir's conductor since 1996, was given a special award as best conductor of the competition. The choir has also performed at prestigious competitions and festivals in Spain (Tolosa), France (Tours), Bulgaria (Varna), and Italy (Seghizzi). In 2007 the choir attended International Choir Competition Zadar in Croatia where they won the first prize. In 2009 the choir won the first prize at the international competition within the 44th music festival the Days of Mokranjac in Negotin, Serbia. The choir's latest international success was participation at the Neuchâtel International Choral Festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2010), where it was awarded with second prize.

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