Georgian State Choir

Leading chorus of Georgia, which serves for development and promotion of rich choral traditions. The repertory of chorus combines wide spectrum of a cappela and vocal-instrumental pieces that stipulates its intense concert activity.

Georgian State Choir (GSC) is a leading Choir, which serves for development and popularization of Georgian rich choral traditions.

Georgian State Choir was founded in 1947. At different times, the leaders of it were following conductors: Giorgi Khakhanashvili, Otar Taktakishvili, Janis Dumins (Latvia), Djansug Kakhidze, Guram Bakradze, Boris Pevzner (Russia), Givi Munjishvili. From 2011, the Chief Choirmaster of GSC is Archil Usveridze

Its repertoire includes a wide range of A Cappella and vocal-Symphonic works. They performed masterpieces of J.S. Bach, G.F.Handel, J.Haydn, W.A.Mozart, L.V.Beethoven, J.Brahms, F.Schubert, A.Bruckner, G.Verdi, G.Faure, K.Orff, M.Ravel, I.Stravinsky and many other modern composers. At the same time GSC is the first performer and promoter of practically every important works of Georgian professional choral music.

Georgian State Choir regularly participates in various international festivals as Tbilisi International Choral Music Festival, International Music Festival 'Autumn Tbilisi' and other.

In 2014, Georgian State Choir joined Djansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture.
Collaboration with Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra gave the choir an opportunity to concentrate on vocal-symphonic repertoire and perform concert versions of several operas.

In 2016, Georgian State Choir together with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra performed the „Requiem“of W.A.Mozart in Jerusalem. This concert conducted by Israeli conductor Amos Talmon was dedicated to the 850th anniversary of great Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli.

The most remarkable event for the Georgian State Choir was participation in the festival “Europalia-Georgia”- 2023. They performed together with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and soloists a “Requiem” by Vakhtang Kakhidze on the stage of Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp. This concert conducted by the author himself had tremendous success and resonance.