Take a musical journey southeast without leaving Oslo with the BalkanNord Choir

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The BalkanNord Choir is performing in Oslo this November!

Led by conductor Dejan Milivojevic, the BalkanNord Choir has a phenomenal performance titled “Postcard from South-east Europe” coming up. The show is slated for November 14, starting at 7 PM.

“Postcard from South-east Europe”

2020 marks 180 years after composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s (1840, Votkinsk, Russia – 1893, St. Petersburg, Russia) birth.

With their upcoming concert, the BalkanNord Choir will pay homage not only to Tchaikovsky, but also to Russian composer Pavel Grigorievich Tchesnokov (1877, Zvenigorodsky Uyezd – 1944, Moscow, Russia), Bulgarian composer Dobri Hristov (1875, Varna, Bulgaria – 1941, Sofia, Bulgaria), Serbian composer Vasilije Mokranjac (1923, Belgrade, Serbia – 1984, Belgrade, Serbia), Serbian composer Marko Tajčević (1900, Osijek, Croatia – 1894, Belgrade, Serbia), and Croatian composer Josip Štolcer-Slavenski (1896, Čakovec, Croatia – 1955, Belgrade, Serbia).

BalkanNord Choir aims to take listeners on a voyage through multiple eastern and southeastern European countries in this travel-limited time. They will present lasing, rich musical traditions with a focus on diversity and multiculturalism.

About the BalkanNord choir

BalkanNord choir was established in 2019.

Its members are all passionate professional musicians from the Balkans who live and work in Norway.

The choir’s goals are to nurture eastern European choir traditions, as well as to professionally present concerts that both Norwegian and international audiences can enjoy.

About the concert venue

The concert will take place at Gamle Aker Kirke (Old Aker Church), which is located at Akersbakken 32, Oslo.

The Lutheran church is the oldest building in Norway’s capital city Oslo. This is a Romanesque church, dating back to the 11th century. It’s still used for worship services today.

Made from limestone, the church was first mentioned in 1080. It’s thought to have been built by King Olaf III of Norway.

The church has been damaged by several fires. The restoration of its exterior, including a new tower, was carried out by German architects Heinrich Ernst Schirmer and Wilhelm von Hanno in 1861. Its interior underwent construction from 1950 to 1955.

Find the venue near the northeast side of the Vår Frelsers Gravlund cemetery, north of Oslo center.

More info on the BalkanNord concert

For more information, visit the BalkanNord Choir’s Facebook page here and the “Postcard from South-east Europe” concert event page here.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased here.

Source: Norway Today


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