Saint Nicholas Choir Litija

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Contact info
Zbor svetega Nikolaja Litija
http://www.nikolaj.si
info@litija.org
Valvazorjev trg 1, SI-1270 Litija
RegionSI-1
Managed byNova kultura Litija
Helena Fojkar Zupančič, Conductor
Janez Klobčar, Assistant
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Past Events
  • 2 May 2015
    A concert by the Saint Nicholas Choir Litija at Fossanova Abbey in Priverno, Italy
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  • 1 May 2015
    A concert by the Saint Nicholas Choir Litija at Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome, Italy
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Established in 1997, the Saint Nicholas Choir Litija has grown into a mixed choir of over 45 singers. From its beginnings it has been led by Helena Fojkar Zupančič with the help of Janez Klobčar. Renowned in Slovenia and abroad, along with other high achievements, the choir was awarded first place and a golden plaque at the 19th Naša pesem Choir Competition 2005 in Maribor. The choir has recorded 3 albums.

Cooperation and international character

The Saint Nicholas Choir Litija has cooperated with many renowned soloists and ensembles, such as: RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and conductor David de Villiers, trumpeter Stanko Arnold, bass-baritone Marcos Fink, pianist Zoran Škrinjar, singer Vlado Kreslin and so on. In July 2011 the choir performed as a part of a massive choir in Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony under the famous conductor Valery Gergijev. The Saint Nicholas Choir Litija has also cooperated with one of the world's greatest experts on gospel and spiritual music Paul A. Smith from the USA. The choir is managed by the Nova Kultura Litija cultural organisation and is a member of the European Choir Union Europa Cantat.

Programme

The repertoire of the Saint Nicholas Choir Litija spans many different musical periods. They give special attention to Slovene folk songs (many of them have been recorded on their latest album Eno drevce) and sacred music (compositions of Gallus, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Lajos Bardos, etc.). Celebrated contemporary Slovene composers – Damijan Močnik, Ambrož Čopi, Nana Forte, Peter Šavli, Ivan Florjanc and Črt Sojar Voglar – have also written new compositions for this choir.

Prizes and competitions

The choir has received many awards and prizes at the following national and international choir competitions: Naša pesem Choir Competition in 2005 (first place and a golden plaque), 7th International Choral Competition in Maribor 2004 (second place and all of the special awards), 45th International Choral Competition C. A. Seghizzi 2006, Italy (third place in the monographic programme), International Choir Competition Venezia in Musica in Venice, Italy 2011 (first place).

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