Dokuz Eylül University Choir

İzmir, Turkey

Ahmet Muhip Şanal conductor


Dokuz Eylül University choir works within the Dokuz Eylül University, Buca Faculty of Education, Department of Music Education. The choir was founded in 1973. It consists of students from the Music Education department. They have preformed successfully in many concerts and festivals where the choir was awarded with numerous awards. Some of the recent awards are: "Musicality; Musical Dynamics Award" Ankara 2018, 23th Turkey Choir Festival and "Intonation Award" at 7th Sansev İstanbul International Polyphonic Choir Festival, 2-5 May 2019. Ahmet Muhip Şanal PhD. has been conducting the choir since 2014.

Muhip Şanal graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Education Department of Music Education. Beside this choir Mr. Muhip Şanal also conducts the Ministry of Culture Bolu children’s choir and the Polyphonic Youth Choir within TRT (Turkish Radio Television) Izmir Radio. With these choirs he has performed numerous concerts and won many awards and recognitions. Muhip Şanal has attended many workshops and courses, participated in exchange programs (Erasmus) and has worked as an observer on voice therapy techniques at UCL-Mont Godinne in Belgium. He currently works at Dokuz Eylül University as a lecturer of choral conducting and vocal technique.


Title Composer Lyrics
S’io ti vedess’ Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594) Madrigale / Villanellen
Bogorodeetse Dyevo
(Mother of God and Virgin)
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) Sacred
Trois Chansons
(Dieu! Qu'il la fait bon regarder!)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Charles d’Orléans (1394-1465)
Bebek Sarper Özsan (b. 1944) Anonymous
Nyon Nyon Jake Runestad (b. 1986) Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
Shto mi e milo Jean Kleeb (b. 1968) Macedonian Folk Song