The Choir of the Faculty of Musicology (University of Pavia in Cremona) was officially founded in 2002 under the artistic and musical direction of Ingrid Pustijanac, who conducted the group until 2013, when the role passed to Giovanni Cestino.
In addition to relevant works by the major Renaissance and XX Century composers, the Choir often devotes his attention to lesser known authors like G. M. Asola, P. Aretino, C. Mosso, and E. Desderi. The Choir also premiered works by B. Bettinelli, M. Benetti, A. Barberis, and G. Albini (the recording of his sacred choral music has been released by Brilliant Classics).
Through the 15 years of its activity, various joint projects and collaborations have been realized with several university choirs and with Ars Cantica Choir, Gesualdo Consort of Gesualdo, Chœur Pastel d’Albi (France), and Coro “G. Rossini” (Sassari). The Choir performs regularly in Italy and has visited European countries like Germany, France, Croatia and Finland.
Together with a constant participation in many activities promoted by the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage, the Choir of the Faculty of Musicology has been appointed to an institutional role by the University of Pavia, constantly taking part to the official ceremonies over the academic year.