History

1974

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.

1979

The choir is named "Polifonija" and granted for the name of the Folk collective.

1986

"Polifonija" got the professional status and became a mixed Siauliai State Chamber choir of the Lithuanian State Philharmonic.

1998

"Polifonija" was separated from the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Siauliai division and became a separate concert organization.

2004

“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".

2011

Tomas Ambrozaitis become the director of the choir.

2015

Tomas Ambrozaitis became Choral Art Director and Chief Conductor.
Since 2015, Aurelija Čižauskaitė-Butkaliuk has been temporarily in the position of Choir Director.

2016

Egidijus Kaveckas was appointed as Artistic Director and Conductor. Nijolė Saimininkienė became Head of the Institution.

2017

Tomas Ambrozaitis took over the post of Artistic Director and Conductor

2018

Linas Balandis became the conductor of the choir "Polifonija".

2019

"Polifonija" Choir celebrates the 45th anniversary of creative activity.

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