Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir

 
      TOBAV Children’s Choir
 
The choir, which was established in 1986 with the initiative of Konak Municipality and started its first activities with Fehamettin Özgüç, Kumru Canku and Süleyman Kıvrak, continued its activities affiliated to Philharmonic Association and then to the Opera as “Opera Children’s Choir”. It continued its activities in 1998 as “TOBAV/OPERA Children’s Choir” under the roof of TOBAV Izmir Branch. TOBAV Children’s Choir, which was separated from Opera Children’s Choir in 2012 due to legal requirements, continues its activities under two categories as TOBAV Children’s Choir and Toddler’s Choir. 

The choir, which has initiated the children’s choir tradition in Izmir, has given many concerts performing children’s choir parts of monophonic, polyphonic, local and foreign songs, folk songs, folk ballads in various languages, unforgettable songs of popular artists, anthems composed for significant days, musicals, operettas, stage cantatas, oratorios and opera works composed for children and accompanied soloists of İZDOB. The choir, which takes place in special and significant days, national holidays, aid concerts and activities every year, participated in Ankara Polyphonic Choirs Festival and Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival & won many awards. The choir has compiled books and CDs of important composers and played a significant role in promotion and development of polyphonic music through radio and television broadcasts. In addition, the choir has been a significant resource in preparation of children for conservatories, fine arts and other music schools with the education they get from choir works.
 
TOBAV Toddler’s Choir
 
TOBAV Toddler’s Choir which constitutes the lower step of TOBAV Musical Choir is composed of 1st, 2nd and 3rd class students of primary schools. This choir, which provides education using Orff instruments and Orff method in order to render musical education more pleasant, more productive and more creative, continues its activities in order to create a foundation or a preparation for musical choir and other musical educations.
 
Works that the choir has performed;
·     İncigül  Children’s Musical, Max-Moritz,  Stage Cantata, Düşler Sokağı (Street of Dreams) Musical,  Carmina Burana Children’s Part.
Opera works that the choir has taken part in;
·     1993-1994  Tosca (G Puccini), 1994-1995  Carmen (G.Bizet), 1995-1996  La Boheme  (G. Puccini)
·      TOBAV Izmir Children’s Choir has released a musical album with the title of “Let’s give the World to Children” consisting of 11 songs within the scope of “Hear my Voice Project”.
.       CD of music books written by Composer Hilmi Seyrek with the title of “Song Repertoire for Preschools and Kindergartens” and “Song Repertoire for Primary Schools” has been performed by TOBAV-Izmir Children’s Choir.
Years in which our Choir has participated in Turkish Polyphonic Choirs Festival and Awards
·         2004 Diction – Articulation Comprehensibility Success Award,
·         2006 Success Award in Performance of Original Work,
·         2007 Success Award in Performance of Original Work
·         2009 Success Award in Performance of Original Work and Mersin Polyphonic Choirs Association
Nevit Kodall Mention
·         2012 Success Award in Performance of Original Work
·         2015 Success Award in Performance of Original Work