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1966 – the choir was founded on the initiative of a group of ex–singers in the “Bodra Smyana” Choir (one of the best Bulgarian childrens’ choirs) and the Sofia Girls’Choir. Upon the recommendation of Vassil Arnaoudov, the newly set up choir started its career path under the directorship of Irina Stiglich.

1967/68 – Vassil Arnaoudov became chief conductor of the choir.

1969–1976 – giving concerts and making recordings in Bulgaria and abroad; winning first prizes at international competitions in Arezzo (1970), Middlesbrough (1972), London (1973 the BBC Competition), Gorizia (1976).

November 11, 1976 – Sofia Chamber Choir (SCC) was allowed, by the Committee of Art and Culture (a government institution at that time), to be named after the great Bulgarian composer Lyubomir Pipkov (1904–1974).

1976–1991 – series of concerts in Bulgaria and a number of other countries; more first prizes at international competitions; participation in many national and international festivals and different musical fora in this country and abroad; recordings for Bulgarian as well as European radio and TV companies as well as for gramophone records. Many composers dedicated their works especially to this choir and its conductor Vassil Arnaoudov.

March 19, 1991 – Vassil Arnaoudov died unexpectedly.

September 1991 – the SCC was renamed “Vassil Arnaoudov” Sofia Chamber Choir and continued its activities conducted by Irina Stiglich and Theodora Pavlovitch.

Since 1991 the choir has kept on performing actively taking part in big music events in Bulgaria and carrying out a lot of new projects: recording a series of CDs released by GEGA–new musical publishing house, giving premiere performances of new pieces by Bulgarian and foreign composers, making new audio, video and TV recordings for both national and international companies, winning more first and special prizes at international competitions, singing in many European countries and guest–performing at elite professional music events in Europe. Highlighting the VASCC’s career history are:

Settimane Musicale di Stresa (Italy – 1993) where the VASCC performed alongside the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin), the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (under the baton of Ricardo Muti, the Tokyo Qartet, the Vanderer Trio and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra among others;

Voci d’Europa International Festival ( Sardenia, Italy – 2000), held in compliance with a EU cultural programme;

Biennale de l’Art Vocale (Paris – 2003), organized by Cite de la Music Art Centre, and with the participation of the “Accentus” Chamber Choir (France), RIAS Kammerchor (Germany), Eric Ericson Chamber Choir (Sweden), Concerto Italiano, Hue lgas Ensembele, to mention but a few;

Other key events in VASCC’s career history

1996 – the “Prof. Vassil Arnaoudov”'s annual prize was established

1997 – VASCC became a full–fledged member of EUROPA CANTAT, the European Federation of Youth Choirs

1997 – “Vassil Arnaoudov” Festival Choir was set up as an expanded formation of the VASCC

2001 – the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dance Artists presented the Golden Lyre, its greatest prize, to VASCC for their overall contribution to the Bulgarian musical culture.

2005 – Classic FM Radio Choir was founded out of VASCC’s and VA Festival Choir’s singers.