Gallina, ladies’ vocal quartet (Ljubljana, Slovenia), was founded at the end of 2010. The group dedicates special attention to Slovenian (folk) music, diverse choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary period, music of the golden era of Slovenian popular song as well as foreign vocal jazz and pop compositions. The vocation Gallina follows and considers of great importance is encouraging young composers to write new choral pieces, thus enriching the treasury of compositions for female voices.
Most recent achievements of Gallina are a Gold plaque and a special recognition award (best vocal group) at Naša pesem 2014 (Slovenia) and two second prizes at international choral competition Polifonico 2014 Arezzo (Italy). In 2014, their first record, Kurje gospe (Hen Ladies), was released. In 2015, Gallina won two first prizes and a Grand prix at international choral competition “Lipanjski zvuci” (Croatia).
In 2016, the group held a tour across Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Slovenia and its neighboring countries, they performed a number of sacral concerts in the churches painted by Tone Kralj. In October 2016, the group released their second record, Prikupnih pet (Charming Five).
In 2017, Gallina performed in Utrecht, Netherlands and attended the competition InCanto Mediterraneo in Sicily (Italy) where they won first prize in the sacred music category. Combining vocal music with architecture and light, the group carried out a project Gallina DeLux. In 2018, Gallina won two categories and the Grand Prix at an international competition CorAmare in Sestri-Levante (Italy). In September 2018, Gallina participated in a project Musik aus Ravensbrück, Musik für Ravensbrück (Music from Ravensbrück, music for Ravensbrück) in Germany. In cooperation with two instrumentalists and four Slovene composers, Gallina payed homage to women who died and suffered in a concentration camp Ravensbrück. Inside the walls of the former camp they performed a concert of new original compositions and arrangements of Slovenian folk songs.
In Gallina, four female voices meet: Maša Simčič (soprano), Živa Kolenc (soprano), Ana Plemenitaš (alto) and Višnja Fičor (alto) under the artistic leadership of Ana Erčulj.