№ 203/2016 from Jun 10, 2016
The Chamber Choir of the Collegium Musicum of Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin won the 44th international choir competition "Festa Musicale – Festival of Songs" in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Under the baton of the conductor Donka Miteva, the singers in the ensemble won gold medals in the categories mixed choir with compulsory piece, contemporary music, and folklore. In the final performance, the chamber choir won the overall prize of the competition with a modern interpretation of Henry Purcell's "Hear my Prayer, o Lord" and the song "Tumbang Preso." Choirs from several European countries competed.
The Collegium Musicum is composed of members of Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin. Currently more than 400 students and other members of the two universities perform in one or more of the five ensembles: large choir, chamber choir, symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and the Berlin Uni Bigband.