The University Choir of Florence was established in 1996. Open to the participation of students, administrative staff, and professors, as well as anyone interested in choral music, it is the official choir of the Florentine University. On April 6, 2000, it was formed as an association.
In December 2011, it received special recognition as a choir of national interest for the quality and excellence of its activities from the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The number of members varies depending on the academic year and is on average made up of around forty people.
What we do
The University Choir of Florence is a mixed choir (with male and female voices), with a repertoire predominantly a cappella drawn from the European classical tradition. Its objective is to promote choral music in the university and city context, also through participation and organization of concerts, competitions, and festivals. Participation in the choir’s activities is open to all those who attend or work at the University of Florence.
The association organizes regular rehearsals throughout the academic year (from September to June) twice a week, during which vocal technique and music reading courses are also held.
The association has collaborated with university choirs in Palermo, Trieste, Parma, Salerno, Perugia, Siena, Pisa, Hartford (USA), Lyon, Budapest, Rome Tor Vergata, Camerino, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Bolzano, Venice, Ferrara, Bologna, Konstanz (Germany).
The choir is a member of A.C.T. (Tuscany Choirs Association) and Feniarco.
Come and visit us! There are no requirements to join the choir, just the desire to sing and have fun. We only ask for an annual contribution of €30 to join our association.