Saratov provincial theater of choral music was founded in 1991 by the initiative of Honored Worker of Arts of Russia Ludmila Litsova who is its art director and main conductor.
The collective is a laureate and Grand-Prix winner of International competition of choral music (Poland, 1993), V Internaltional competition “Yalta-Victoriya-2005” (Ukraine, Yalta, 2005), laureate of II International competition of choirs “Singing World” (2006), participant of more than 40 international festivals in France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Russia (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Tambov, Saratov). The collective is a permanent participant of international festivals of orthodox music and “Moscow fall” in Moscow, Dyagilev festivals in Perm (2013, 2014), International music festival “World. Era. Names” (2014, 2015) and Interregional choral festival “Ascension” (2015) in Ulyanovsk, Volga choral assemblies in Volgograd (2014), Neygauz festival and Sobinov festivals in Saratov.
Its repertoire contains works of different epochs, styles and genres: from G. Palestrina and J.S. Bach to A. Schnitke and K. Penderecki. Saratov provincial theater of choral music recognized as one of the best Russia choirs, and a number of contemporary composers creates pieces specially for this collective (M. Arkadiev, M. Gogolin, S. Ekimov, M. Kalistratov, A. Kulygin, A. Larin, E. Podgayts, V. Ryavov, Y. Falik etc.). Many orchestras from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Hajnówka (Poland), Frankfurt am Main and Alzenau (Germany) collaborated with it; conductors D. Botinis, M. Granovsky, O. Zverev, D. Kitayenko, Y. Kochnev, F. Mansurov, A. Rudin, E. Serov, A. Feldman, E. Khilkevitch, O. Yanchenko (Russia), M. Knell, L. Kremer and G. Jenemann (Germany), H.M. Florenzo (Poland), T. Currentzis (Greece, Russia).
As a part of the collective different ages choirs successfully perform – the winners of international competitions.
Professor, Honored worker of Arts of Russia, graduate of Sobinov Saratov state conservatoire (1972) and postgraduate study on “Academic choir conductor” course (1974, class of professor E. Sidorova). Ludmila interned in Tchaikovsky Moscow state conservatoire at professor B. Tevlin class. Since 1972 she teaches at Saratov State Conservatoire, since 1992 she is the head of Academic choir conducting department, art director of Saratov state conservatoire Academic choir.
Ludmila Litsova is the laureate and Grand-Prix winner of international choral music competitions (Międzyzdroje, Poland, 1993; Yalta, Ukraine, 2005; Moscow, 1994, Samara, 2001, Saint-Petersburg, 2006, 2010, Russia).
She’s a jury member of many international competitions, an author of articles on choral education and performances problems. Ludmila is an initiator and art director of Open provincial academic choirs’ festivals-competitions “Golden lights of Saratov”, creative laboratories and workshops “Singing choirmaster”, “Conducting choirmaster”, Interregional competition of conductors and choirmasters “Choral provinces”, and choral master-classes. She is one of conductors of All-russian master-class “National youth choir” held in Tchaikovsky Moscow state conservatory.