Adnan Menderes University Polyphonic Choir

Aydin, Turkey

Evin Erden Topoğlu conductor

Ali Mahsuni Seven baglama


The members of Adnan Menderes University Polyphonic Choir are students of the Music Department at Adnan Menderes University School of Education. The choir was formed in October 2018 and gave its first performance at an international art workshop in April 2019. The choir performed two additional concerts in May 2019 and has been preparing open-air concerts and flash mob presentations for the next season.

Since 2018 Evin Erden Topoğlu is the assistant professor at the Music Department at Adnan Menderes University School of Education. Prior to joining the Adnan Menderes University Faculty, she completed her Doctor in Musical Arts degree at Yaşar University Social Sciences Institute. She also holds both Master’s and Bachelor diplomas from Dokuz Eylül University. She studied cello with Prof. Alexander Rudin and Prof. Ümit İşgörür; and she studied chamber music with Ruşen Güneş. She has attended masterclasses presented by Jiri Barta, Şölen Dikener and Peter Bruns.

Aydın is a city in Turkey's Aegean Region. Tralles (as Aydin was known in the ancient times) is known as the city of Seikilos, the composer whose Epitaph is the first survived complete musical composition with lyrics in the world. Heredotus, the renowned historian, describes it as the land with "the most beautiful skies we know on earth". The modern day city has a rich culture including world famous folk dance Zeybek and many historical and natural wonders such as Aphrodisias and Kuşadası.


Title Composer Lyrics
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) Sacred
Uyan Ey Gözlerim
(Wake Up My Eyes)
Albert Bobowski (1610-1675)
arr. H. Hürkan Şahin
Murad III (1546-1595)
Let Me Ask You, oh Donke Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) Traditional Macedonian
Kerimoğlu Zeybeği arr. Aykut Önder Sarıçiftçi
Chan Chan Compay Segundo (1907-2003) arr. Jorge A. Martinez