CONCERT TOUR

2017

Discover the 12 stations of the World Youth Choir' concert tour!

SOMBOR

in cooperation with the Serbian Choral Association and the City Council of Sombor

Serbian Choral Association (SCA) was founded in 1912 in Sombor, as the Association of the Serbian Singing Societies. Few years later it changed its name into South-Slavic Singing Association and brought great results in publishing choral music and organizing festivals with common singing of more than 1.500 singers (in 1914, 1931 and 1937). Many important composers of the period between the two world wars wrote music that was published under the umbrella of the South-Slavic Singing Association. The Association stopped its work at the beginning of the WWII. Serbian Choral Association was founded (or restored) in May 2017 in Sombor, on the initiative of conductors Tamara Adamov Petijević from Novi Sad and Milan Radišić from Sombor. Fifty seven conductors participated at the First Assembly of the SCA and 120 choirs are registered so far. The applications are still arriving: all choirs from Serbia (including the minorities) and the Serbian choirs in diaspore are invited to join the Association. Cooperation with Europa Cantat and participating in its international events is one of the tasks of the SCA. Sombor is a choral town from 1870s, when the Sombor Singing Society was founded. Since then, it has always been a place to cherish good choral music and renowned choirs, such as the Iuventus Cantat Choir, with famous conductor Silvester Hajnal, who won the Choir of the World title at LLangollen International Competition, Wales, UK in 2001. The Sombor Singing Society, with conductor Milan Radišić, is today the leading name in the choral life of Sombor.

The support of the City Council of Sombor is constant and very important for all choirs and all choral events in the town, including the concert of the World Youth Choir 2017. Our special gratitude for this event goes to prior Stjepan Vidak and the brotherhood of the Carmelitian monastery in Sombor and the church of St Stefan.

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Carmelitan Church
Carmelitan Church

OSIJEK

9
JULY
17.00
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JULY
21.00
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JULY
21.00
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JULY
21.00

in cooperation with the Osječko ljeto kulture and the City of Osijek

„Osječko ljeto kulture“ (OLJK) is the most significant cultural event not only in Osijek, but in the whole Eastern Croatia, as well.  OLJK always takes place in June and July, and this year it will be held from 29 June till 12 July, 2017. It is organized and produced by the City of Osijek.

The program of  OLJK is composed of different high quality programs including theater, concerts,  literature, dance, film and new-media. In this two-week manifestation there will be around 40 programs (in their own production) and a series of guest programs. Thanks to the cooperation and support of economic factors of the city of Osijek and J. J. Strossmayer University OLJK has a significant place in the cultural life of  Osijek. OLJK programs influence in a positive way the cultural life of the city, increasing its international visibility, stimulating economic and tourist activities, changing its image and making it recognizable on the European and international level. The main aim of OLJK is to meet the cultural needs of the citizens of Osijek and of the broad region. There are more than 12 000 satisfied visitors each year and it is, for sure, the best sign of success of OLJK.

PÉCS

One of the most outstanding key investments of Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture (ECC) project, Kodály Centre was officially opened to the public on 16 December 2010. The aim of the investment was to create a state of the art multifunctional building featuring excellent acoustics, which meets the highest expectations of our modern age, both as a concert hall and  conference centre. The building was made by the well known "house in house" architecture solution: while the design of the pedestal of the concert hall offers protection against external vibration, the side walls are not directly in contact with structural elements of other functions, and devices emitting vibrations are standing on dampening pedestal. As a combined result of all these, no disturbing resonance or noise can be detected in the concert hall. The grand hall of the extraordinary 11.144 sqm-net-floor-area  ​​building with acoustic design has a capacity to house 999 people, which can be modified depending on the type of the event. The grand hall mainly functions as a concert hall; however, it is also suitable for ballet and other choreographed performances without moving scenery, or operas with stylized scenic elements. Secondly, it serves as a plenary lecture hall at conferences, while by transforming the stalls on the ground floor into a flat horizontal surface it becomes suitable for housing various events, balls and banquets. Sitting anywhere in the auditorium, the listener is offered to a special experience let it be a human voice, a solo instrument, chamber ensemble, chorus, or full symphonic orchestra. Within years the concert hall has achieved international renown thanks to its acoustics and services. The artists who have performed in the centre all spoken highly about the concert hall’s attributes.

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JULY
21.00
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JULY
19.00

BUDAPEST

The St. Imre Church lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Feneketlen-tó (Bottomless Lake) in the 11th district of Budapest. The church was designed in a uniqe and magnificant neobaroque style and has been finished in 1938. The building itself along with the Budai Szent Imre High School on its right belongs to the Cistercitan Order. Thanks to the openness of the Cistercitans the church has an outstanding social life resulting full house masses, concerts and other cultural events. The church has its own choir that has been founded in 1972 and has travelled all around Europe (France, Austria, Germany, Poland) in order to serve and sing on liturgical occasions especially on the illustrius days of the ecclesiastical year. St. Imre Church has excellent acoustics for choral concerts and due to the richness of the repertoires sang among its walls the audience always loves to come back and experience new musical adventures in this magical atmosphere.

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JULY
17.00
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JULY
19.00

For information please contact: manager@worldyouthchoir.org

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