The 'Vera Choir' started 20 years ago and with time grouped about 50 members, from various nationalities, cultures and ages.
The 'Vera Instrumental Ensemble'
is composed of professional musicians
who have attained the highest awards at
major musical conservatories and universities.
Gilles Hainault, Music Director of I.D.E.A.L.
composed most of the music pieces recorded on these CDs.
He also harmonized
and arranged melodies and themes by Peter Deunov.
Peter Deunov (1864-1944), a Bulgarian philosopher and composer
was an accomplished violinist and composed hundreds of melodies and songs
that became spiritual exercises in the school he founded at the turn of the 20th century.
These simple but beautiful melodies were inspired from
traditional Bulgarian folk music or from ancient sacred themes.