The Symphony Choir was organized in January 2008. Being meant as a musical extension of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, it contributed to concert programs of the Philharmonic with the cantata-oratorio genre. At the same time, due to the impressive potential of the soloist choir (the choir core is represented by vocalists who have soloist experience), the choir enjoyed certain autonomy, offering its own a cappella programs. Another area of its activities is participation in concert performances of operas. The opera concertato genre that gained incredible popularity worldwide fit perfectly into the traditional philharmonic format.
The Symphony Choir has an eventful concert life, working with such renowned conductors as: Kshishtof Penderetsky, Dmitri Kitaenko, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Eugene Brazhnikov; going on tour to Moscow (the Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic), Omsk (2012), taking part in the major cultural projects such as the Symphonic Forum of Russia, which was held in Ekaterinburg (2010), the festival – French Autumn in Ekaterinburg (2010), the Urals’ first Bach Festival – Bach-fest (2011, 2012), the First Eurasian International Music Festival (2011).
In 2012, the Symphony Choir took part in the International Music Festival – La Folle Journee (France), which was its first-time experience in guest-performance outside Russia. Within several days, the youngest philharmonic group gave 14 concerts, solos and with the orchestra. The joint performance included the Bells by Rachmaninov, the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin – the orchestra was conducted by Dmitry Liss – and Prometheus by Scriabin – the orchestra was conducted by the Japanese maestro Mitiyoshi Inoue. On the last day of the festival, the Arte TV channel broadcast live two concerts with participation of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony Choir for audiences in France and other countries of Europe.
In March 2013, the choir had a performance in the legendary La Salle Pleyel in Paris: together with the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir took part in the performance of the monumental poem by Rachmaninov – the Bells.