The Academic Choir of Lublin University of Technology was established in 1975. Elzbieta Krzeminska has been the Conductor and Director of Music since 1987. The Group consists of Lublin Technical University students, graduates and staff as well as students of other Lublin universities. The repertoire embraces wide variety of folk songs of different cultures, sacred, jazz and oratorio pieces.
The Choir participated in various prestigious national and international festivals, very often with great success: Academia Cantat '89 (Poland), Eurotreff '89 and '94 (Germany), Cant Coral '90 (Spain), Oskarshamn '93 (Sweden), Riva del Garda '96 (Italy) - Golden Diploma and Conductor Prize Winner, Rhodes '98 (Greece) - awarded the Bronze Medal, Grado '01 (Italy) - Golden Diploma, Winner of the Mixed Choir Category and Conductor Prize Winner, Oristano '03 (Italy - Sardinia), Coimbra '05 (Portugal), Bratislava '07 (Slovakia) - Golden Band and Conductor Prize Winner, Cantate Croatia '09 (Croatia). The Group has given concerts in most European countries.
Since its very beginning, the Choir has been very much involved in the cultural life of the Technical University and the city. Owing to the cooperation with orchestras, such as the Lublin Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic and Torun Chamber Orchestra, the Choir had an opportunity to perform the following musical works: G. Rossini's Stabat Mater, L. van Beethoven's Symphony no. 9, A. Vivaldi's Gloria, M.A. Charpentier's Te Deum, J. Haydn's Stabat Mater and Nelson Mass, J.S. Bach's Wachet auf and Weihnachtsratorio, C.Orff's Carmina Burana, G. Mahler's Symphony no. 2 & 8, W.A. Mozart's Coronation Mass, Requiem, Grand Mass in C minor, G. Puccini's Messa di Gloria, W. Kilar's Exodus, Angelus and Missa pro pace, G.F. Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus.
Good reviews of these performances were the result of great interpretations conveyed by conductors like: sir David Willcocks, Laszlo Heltay, Krzysztof Missona, Wlodzimierz Szymanski, Zygmunt Rychert, Jerzy Salwarowski, Tadeusz Wojciechowski and Ruben Silva.
The Choir has so far recorded three albums.
The strongest attribute, notwithstanding the high artistic level, is the special bond between the members, who after many years of creating wonderful music together remain close friends for a long time.