The choir “April” exists within the framework of the additional education at the Gatchina Education Centre. It is a school of choral music but also offers a full set of academic subjects. The uniqueness of the choir consists in the fact that children are recruited at the age of five and stay together till they graduate from the music school. Groups from this school have repeatedly won prizes at international competitions. The choir has actively taken, and still takes, part in international festivals and competitions, winning the following awards: 3rd place at the Narva International Choir Competition (Estonia), All-Russian Choral Festival “Myshkin’s Tale” Myshkin (Russia) and the 2nd place at the International Festival of choirs “Festival of Songs” in Olomouc (Czech Republic).