Sredets Chamber Choir was established in 1973 (Sredets is the medieval name of Sofia – the present capital of Bulgaria). Founder, chief artistic director and conductor of the choir is Prof. Alexander Kuyumdziev, assistant is Eliana Zaharieva.
Sredets Chamber Choir is a laureate of national and international competitions and festivals, the winner of national and international awards, including the award for professional choirs of the International Competition for East-Orthodox Music in Hainovka, Poland. The choir has given numerous concerts in most of the European countries (Italy, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia), Russia, Ukraine, China and so on.
It has participated in prestigious international festivals, as “Sofia music weeks” – Bulgaria, Festival Symposium “Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis”, Bydgoszcz and “Gaude Mater”, Czestochowa – Poland, Festival of West Flanders – Belgium, Musica Sacra – Marktoberdorf, Germany, Festivals of Sacred Music in Loreto – Italy, Delphi – Greece, Novi Sad – Serbia, Struga – Macedonia, Fano – Italy, “Prague Summer” and “St. Václav” – Prague, the Czech Republic, Skopje Summer Festival – Macedonia, The 13th Shanghai International Arts Festival and The Third Shanghai International Choral Festival – China and so on.