Süleyman Demirel Anatolian High School Choir

Ankara, Turkey

Özlem Sultan Ozan Yilmaz conductor

Meltem Demirhan piano & flake

Efe Kaan Doğukan violin

Görkem Berkay Koç clarinet

Mehmet Berat Şensoy percussion

Buğra Ünsal electric guitar

Muhammed Yusuf Şahin bass guitar

Ceren Tunçbilek & Tuncer Sivri guitar

Ahmet Emre Yildirim &
Nilay Saribaş
solo vocals


Title Composer
Allı Turnam Ali Sevgi
Ötme Bülbül Ötme Ferda Ereren
Gemiler Erdal Tuğcular
Sto mi e milo Petko Stainov
Sambalele kleiner Chigo Lorenz Maierhofer
Santa Lucia Teodoro Cottrau
Mustafa’m İsmail Lütfü Erol
Allı Turnam Ali Sevgi
Ötme Bülbül Ötme Ferda Ereren
Gemiler Erdal Tuğcular
Sen Bu Yaylaları Yayliyamazsun Salih Aydoğan


Süleyman Demirel Anatolian High School Choir was established in 2003 by Özlem Sultan Ozan Yilmaz. Her goal was to introduce Turkish folk and art music as well as the famous worlds choral pieces to the students. The choir performs on concerts organized upon various occasions and participates in festivals and competitions. They have won many awards and some of their latest success are : first prize at Ankara Choir Championship in 2008, first prize of Turkey Folk Music Choir Championship in Sivas.

Özlem Sultan Ozan Yılmaz was born in 1970 in Tokat. During her early education she joined many choirs, folk and dance groups. She graduated from Music education department at Karadeniz Technical University in 1989. She studied singing, choir conducting, playing the baglama and the piano. She works as a music teacher. In 2008 she was awarded for the best choral conductor at the secondary schools folk music competition. She attended seminars for drama orff instruments. She has been a chorister in Turkey Polyphonic Chorus since 1994. She was awarded the golden distinguished medal by Polyphonic Choruses Association of Turkey.

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city. It is located in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau. Because of its location, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and all foreign embassies. Besides its cultural and architectural heritage, Ankara is famous for its Angora coat and its prized wool, a unique breed of cat etc.