Founded in 1947 within the University of Valencia, it is made up of students, graduates and teachers of the University and, from itsbeginning, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. It was under the direction of its founder, Jesús Ribera Faig, until 1972; D. Eduardo Cifre Gallego to 1997; until 2004 José Ramón Gil Tárrega. From 2005-2011 the director was D. Constantino Martinez Orts and recently, since January 2012, the conductor is Mr. Francesc Valldecabres Sanmartín.
As a leading university choir, both nationally and internationally, the University Chorus of Valencia has won the first prize in all editions of the National University Choirs Competition and was selected among the best in the world to participate in international festivals university choirs held in Lille (1956), New York (1965), Coimbra (1973), Manila (1979), Rome (1984), Poznan (2003), etc. He has won awards in competitions of Llangollen and Knocke, and in 1984 the first prize at the International Competition of University Choirs in Pardubice (Czechoslovakia). In this festival won the 1988 Prize for the best choir in its ten editions and was invited to it as Honor Choir in 1994. He has been awarded the Jury Prize at the Vivace Festival 2001 in Veszprém (Hungary), with medal Silver for mixed choir in the Choir Olympic Games 2006 in Xiamen (China) and the first prize of Habaneras and the public in the LIII International Habaneras of Torrevieja 2007.
During 2007-2008, the University Chorus of Valencia celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation and, at the same time musical work without interruption, making him Spain's oldest university group. In recognition of this work was awarded with the Orden de Jaume I in 2008, the Alta Distinción of the Generalitat Valenciana in october 1997 and the Gold Medal of the city of Valencia in June 1998; Also recognized was his brilliant career in the Valencian universities having being awarded the Medal of the University of Valencia and the Medal of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
He has participated and promoted several world and national premieres of works such as "Gene-sis" Arnau Bataller, "Lux Aeterna" by Morten Lauridsen, "A man of Galilee" by Alfred Newman and "Pax et Bonum" by Constantino Martinez Orts.
In December 2008 successfully he performs the work "Stabat Mater" by A. Dvorak, with the Orchestra of Valencia and directed by Virginia Martinez, concert climax of the sixtieth anniversary of the University Chorus of Valencia.
In 2009 celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traditional Christmas concert El mundo canta ante una cuna.
Its activities are conducted under the auspices of the Board of Musical Activities FGUV, the Santander Central Hispano and thanks to the collaboration of the UVEG, UPV, Valencian Institute of Music and City of Valencia.