Istanbul, Turkey

Tolga Gulen conductor


PoliPop is Turkey's first pop music choir. The name Poly (Polyphonic) and Pop (Popular) means "Polyphonic Popular Choir". Tolga Gülen started the PoliPop project in 2011 as a corporate motivation product. He decided to present PoliPop within of Kadıköy Kadıköy Municipality Voluntary Counseling and Training Center. Currently there are: PoliPop Children, Kadıköy PoliPop, Lions PoliPop and Soroptimist PoliPop. There is no audition or qualification exam to sing in PoliPop. Tolga Gülen has been using his own song learning technique which he developed during the years. PoliPop is open to everyone who wants to sing.

Conductor Tolga Gülen is born in Istanbul. He graduated from Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty Music Education Department 1995 (violin). In addition to violin studies, he worked in the fields of advanced harmony, choral education and management. In July 2017, he completed his Master’s Degree. In 2004, he founded Turkey’s first popular men acapella community "Vokaliz". He has prepared vocal arrangements and transcriptions for Vocal and Acappella Grup 34 Choir. With PoliPop, he participated in many festivals and events in Turkey and abroad and he was invited to many TV and Radio programs.

Kadıköy is one of the largest and most populous municipalities on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Kadikoy, which has been a living space for many cultures and societies throughout the history, is one of the most important figures of Istanbul culture.


Title Composer Lyrics
Je ne veux p as travailler Thomas M. Lauderdale China F orbes
Kutlama Arto Tuncboyaciyan
(b. 1957)
Fatma Sezen Yildirim
(b. 1954)
Nah neh nah Dani Klein & Dirk Schoufs Dani Klein & Dirk Schoufs
Travelling in North Macedonia Various Composers, arr. Tolga Gulen