The State Chamber Choir "Polifonija" is one of the most famous Lithuanian professional choirs. The choir is founded in 31st of December 1974. That day was held the first concert of the Early lithuanian music ensemble that grew into a beautiful tradition - the annual New Year concerts. The vocal ensemble of Early music, founded by conductor Sigitas Vaičiulionis, was the only ensemble in Lithuania to sing compositions by Renaissance and Baroque composers. Initially, the ensemble was supported by Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute and later by Šiauliai Higher Music School.
The choir is named "Polifonija" and granted for the name of the Folk collective.
"Polifonija" got the professional status and became a mixed Siauliai State Chamber choir of the Lithuanian State Philharmonic.
"Polifonija" was separated from the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Siauliai division and became a separate concert organization.
“Polifonija“ celebrated its 30th anniversary.
2006 – 2010
After leaving the team for his long-term leaders - Danute and Sigitas Vaičiulionis, Gediminas Ramanauskas become the director of the "Polifonija".
Tomas Ambrozaitis become the director of the choir.
Tomas Ambrozaitis became Choral Art Director and Chief Conductor.
Since 2015, Aurelija Čižauskaitė-Butkaliuk has been temporarily in the position of Choir Director.
Egidijus Kaveckas was appointed as Artistic Director and Conductor. Nijolė Saimininkienė became Head of the Institution.
Tomas Ambrozaitis took over the post of Artistic Director and Conductor
Linas Balandis became the artistic director and chief conductor of the choir "Polifonija".
"Polifonija" Choir celebrates the 45th anniversary of creative activity.
Povilas Vanžodis became the conductor of the choir "Polifonija".
The most recent recognition is the first place in the International Orthodox Sacred Music Competition "Hajnowka" in 2021, participating in the category of professional choirs.
"Polifonija" competed in the "Golden Voices of Montserrat" choir competition in Spain.
In the category of professional choirs, the 1st place was awarded for the performance of academic music, and the Grand Prix for sacred music. Conductors Povilas Vanžodis and Linas Balandis.