The choir's history goes back to 1944 when the well-known choirmaster Alexander Sveshnikov set up a boy's choir shortly before the end of World War II that would revive the tradition of academic choral signing interrupted in the early 20th century. Sveshnikov's ideas were upheld and developed by Victor Popov. He created the Academy of Choral Singing that provides secondary and higher professional education.
The Moscow Academy of Choral Singing has several choirs - a boys' choir, a male and female choirs, and a mixed choir. All of them take part in all sorts of domestic and international choir festivals. The Academy rose to prominence under laureate of many prestigious contests, under professor Victor Popov who has been heading it for more than 3 decades.
They have won two of Germany's international choir competitions and have appeared frequently on radio and television. They have performed in France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Poland, Rumania, Japan, Korea and concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Tbilisi and Baku and are made their debut American tour in 1994.