Ankara Gelisim Mixed Choir

Ankara, Turkey

Zafer Gokcer conductor


Ankara Gelisim Mixed Choir was founded by the Turkish conductor Zafer Gökçer in 2016.

Gökçer studied piano and correpetition at the Ankara State Conservatory of Hacettepe University where he attended to the lectures of Assoc.Prof.Dr. Banu Perk, Prof.Dr. Ayşe Savaşır, Walter Strauss, Antonio Pirolli, Tatiana Pikayzen, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Turgay Erdener, Prof.Dr. İlhan Baran, Prof.Dr. İstemihan Taviloğlu, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Özkan Dizmen, Prof.Dr. Muzaffer Arkan and Alain Bouglen. He worked as a staff lecturer in different Universities and since then has taken part in many professional and amateur concerts. His passion led him to establish a Choir for non-professional adults. In time, the Choir continued to grow in musical integrity as new members joined. Promoting and improving musical abilities of non-professionals and using their abilities to develop and maintain public’s appreciation of choral music has been the choir’s main objective. They have been performing nationwide and abroad for music festivals, schools, charity organizations and many memoriatum organizations for well-known Turkish singers and perform classical and popular music as well as adaptations of Turkish folk music and completely original songs. All adaptations and original compositions are composed by the choir conductor Zafer Gökçer.

The Choir is from Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the eternal resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Father of all Turks.


Title Composer Lyrics
Gloria Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
(b. 1949)
Panis Angelicus Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760)
Tebe Poem Dobri Hristov (1875-1941) arr. Dobri Hristov
Ave Maria Franz Schubert (1787-1828) arr. Franz Schubert
Sevdamın Türküsü
(The song of my love)
Zafer Gokcer Semra Dogan
Ah Bir Ataş Ver
(Give me a lighter)
Anonymous Çetin Bozalan,
arr. Zafer Gokcer
Ben Giderim Batum'a
(I will go to Batumi)
Anonymous Münire Tarabus,
arr. Ferit Tüzün
Uzun İnce bir Yoldayım
(I am on a long and narrow road)
Asik Veysel (1894–1973) Asik Veysel (1894–1973),
arr. Zafer Gokcer