This month Wednesday Culture Club (WCC) will be hosting choir Belgrade Madrigalists, on 30th of October at 18h on the 4th floor in the gala “red” auditorium.
We invite all our in and outpatients, as well as employees of the Institute to come and enjoy in the concert.
BELGRADE MADRIGALISTS Choir is one of the most respected amateur vocal ensembles in Serbia. It was founded in 1951. The founder and conductor, Milan Bajsanski, formed a new choir that nurtured a new kind of music. First of all, there are madrigal, motets, Renaissance and Baroque music of English, French, Italian and German masters, spiritual compositions of local and foreign authors, national repertoire, but also contemporary compositions and their modern aspirations. The repertoire includes works by Stevan Mokranjac, Isidor Bajic, Vojislav Simic, Josif Marinkovic, from domestic as well as works by Bortanjsky, Archangel, Orlando di Las, Palestrina, Mozart, Guno and many other foreign composers.
The curiosity is that this Choir was the first of all our choirs to perform the Scripture of Stevan Mokranjac in concert, both here in 1966 and outside our country (Moscow, 1972), and that it is the only choir of ours that had the honor to perform a concert of orthodox music at St. Peter’s Church in Rome before Pope Paul VI (1970). Based on the international cooperation of the USSR and the SFRY, the Belgrade Madrigalists, in the organization of the State Concert, held concerts in 1972 in Leningrad, Vilnius, Moscow and Tbilisi. In 1982 they were in Moscow, Tallinn, Tartu and Leningrad, and in 1987 in Kiev, Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas and Moscow. The first awards in Areca, Langolen, Perugia, Bratislava and Brno are particularly noteworthy. The choir has recently participated in festivals and competitions in Venice – ” Venezia in Musica ”, Rome – ‘Musica sacra a Roma’, Wales – ” Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod ”, Bulgaria – the International Festival of Sv. Athanas the Great.
For the past ten years, they have participated in international festivals in Prague, Rome, Venice, Riva del Garda, Budapest, and in 2016 they won second place in choir singing at Mokranjac days in Negotin. For exceptional merit in nurturing Serbian spiritual music in 1991, the Serbian Orthodox Church honored the Belgrade Madrigalists Choir with the Order of Saint Sava. During their many years of work, the choir has been directed by: Milan Bajsanski, Dimitrije Stefanovic, Svetolik Pascan, Vojislav Ilic, Dusan Miladinovic, Vladimir Milic, Aleksandar Spasic, Aleksandar Vujic and others.
The current conductor of the choir is maestro Aleksandar Brujić.
Outpatients are required to leave their health card at the counter and to specify that they are going to the Wednesday Culture Club.
More about the WCC and this year’s program can be viewed at the link here.