Tobav İzmir

Izmir, Turkey

Nural Altar conductor


The Choir was founded in 2000 under the name Izmir Sanat Choir. The members are retired and active music teachers, students and music amateurs with different professions. The choir has preformed many concerts in Turkey. Some of them were preformed with Izmir State Symphony Orchester and Bodrum Symphony Orchestra. The choir joined a concert in Bremen, Germany with the Bremen Westend Project Orchestra. In 2015 the choir was awarded with Musicality and musical dynamics award at the First Izmir Polyphonic Choirs Festival

The conductor is Mrs. Nuran Altar. She is a vocal coach and opera singer. She obtained her masters degree in Frankfurt, Germany. She worked with the Izmir State Opera and Ballet community in more than 40 productions. She has conducted female and mixed choirs in Germany and Turkey. She has been also invited as a juror at competitions.

Turkey's third largest city, Izmir is proudly liberal and deeply cultured. Garlanded around the azure-blue Bay of İzmir, it has been an important Aegean port since ancient times and its seafront promenade is as fetching and lively as any in the world. The city is home to compelling attractions including one of Turkey’s most fascinating bazaars Kemeralti and the impressive Museum of history and art. Local lifestyle is laid-back and welcoming.


Title Composer
Oh arranmore Etienne Daniel
Occhi dolchi e soavi (Sweet and sweet eyes) Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
So pleased Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000)
Al yemeni (Red headscarf) North Cyprus - Anonymus, arr. Ali Hoca
To lemonaki Mikis Theodorakis
Ederlezi (St. Georges Day) Gypsy Anonymus
Money, money, money ABBA