International Festival of Chamber Choirs

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Third Festival 1997.

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ProgrammeThe Third Festival of Chamber Choirs in Kragujevac was held from 17 to 24 August 1997. The choirs from Hungary, Poland, Germany, Macedonia and Yugoslavia participated in it and it was a big step forward regarding the previous Festivals. The program concepts presented by the choirs corresponded to the main topic of the Festival and every choir achieved a very high level of performance. For the first time the experts meetings were organized, where the already given concerts at the Festival were discussed, especially their program concepts, as well as some other topics of interest (presenting the international choral festivals in Debrecen and Tetovo, the situation of choral creativity and performance in some countries etc). The organizer had planned a day in the middle of the Festival (Wednesday) for the visit of the choir-participants to some other towns in Serbia (from planned seven visits only two were realized – to Novi Sad and Pirot). Certain positive changes were also made in the structure of so called Small Concerts as well as in the organization of the atelier’s work. The choir-participants could spend their free time at the excursions, organized in the wider area of Kragujevac.





Academic Chamber Choir Liceum and Folklore group of singers of the Cultural Artistic Society Abrasevic, Kragujevac (Yugoslavia)
Artistic menager of the folklore group: Slavica Mihajlovic
Conductor: Miloje Nikolic
Golden Age of Bunches of Songs in Yugoslav Choral Music, 1890-1960



Chamber Mixed Choir Csenki Imre, Puespoekladany (Hungary)                 
Conductor: Zoltan Szabo
Motets of Several Centuries


Choral Society of St. Sava Church on Vracar Mokranjac, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Conductor: Aleksandar D. Spasic
Spiritual Concert Vocal-Instrumental Music


City Youth Female Chamber Choir Menada, Tetovo (Macedonia)              
Conductor: Ivica Zoric
Slavonic Orthodox Spiritual Music


Bruchsal-Oberspach Chamber Choir, Bruchsal-Oberspach (Germany)                    
Conductor: Martin Schirrmeister
Motets of the Bach Family


Bielsko-Biala Chamber Choir, Bielsko-Biala (Poland)
Conductor: Beata Borowska
Religious Hymns of Various Epochs and Styles


Chamber Choir of Budapest University of Economics Prelude, Budapest (Hungary)
Conductor: Sandor Kabdebo
The Influence of the Italian Renaissance on the Hungarian Choral Music of the 20th Century


Atelier I:
Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac (1856-1914): I Sing Thee (Tebe pojem)
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630): I Reyoice in Lord (Ich freue mich in Herren)

Atelier II:
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Confidence (Zuversicht)
Marko Tajcevic (1900-1984): The Only Sacred - Hear Me, Oh, Lord (Jedin svjat - Gospodi uslisi)

Atelier III:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): My Lord, Why Did You Leave Me (Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen)
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): Create a language (Pange lingua)
Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac: Cherubim’sSong (Heruvimskapesma)

Conductors were the conductors of choirs-participants.



Closing ceremony



Rajko Maksimovic, composer, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Lajos Szucs, Ph. D., conductor and composer, Debrecen (Hungary)
Ana Kotevska, musicologist, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)


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