The ”Scherzo” Choir (”joke” in Italian) was founded in 1987. It is mixed-choir gathering youth from Nowy Sącz’s Schools. There are about 60 persons at the age of 15-18 in it. The group works in two forms: as a vocal group which performs madrigals and chansons and cameral choir singing ancient music. The group repertoire embraces mainly Renaissance and contemporary Polish music, among others the fragments of ”Carmina Burana” C. Orff and ”Misa Criolla” by A. Ramirez. The choir won a lot of prizes in All-Polish Competitions.