After the successful Festival, we continue the Concert Season „Convivium Musicum“. On Saturday, October 27t, at the scene of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium Academic Choir “Obilić” AKUD University of Belgrade “Branko Krsmanović” will be presented.
The Academic Choir „Obilić“ was founded in 1884 at the University of Belgrade. So far the conductors were some of the greatest ones from the domestic art scene, such as Josif Marinkovic, Jovan Bandur, and the eminent professor Darinka Matic Marovic, who led the choir from 1981. Since its inception, the choir recorded several successful tours and a large number of performances around the world, at the most popular concert podiums. In the history and tradition of the choir “Obilic”, an impressive number of successfully performed capital works of artistic music of both foreign and domestic composers have come to past. To the quality of the choir testify the prizes and recognitions that it has won during its existence. In addition to the number of renowned conductors with whom he performed, the choir can boast with cooperation with prominent orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Geneva Symphony Orchestra and many others. Artistic director of the Academic Choir “Obilić” is Darinka Matic Marovic, and the current conductor is Djordje Stankovic, who will perform with a choir in Kragujevac.
Choir will perform the following program on Saturday:
Josif Marinkovic – Oče Naš
Miodrag Govedarica – Gospodi spasi
Sergei Rachmaninoff – O Mother of God
Stevan St. Mokranjac – Liturgy of St. Jovan Zlatousti (parts)
Radomir Petrović – Madrigal
Stevan St. Mokranjac – II rukovet iz moje domovine
Baldassare Donati – Gagliarda
Nemanja Savic – Krajiske pjesme
Dobri Hristov – Mari mome
Dragan Šuplevski – Rum dum dum
Negro spiritual (arr. William Henry Smith) − Ride the chariot
Stephen Leek − Ngana
The concert is held with the help of the City of Kragujevac, the beginning is scheduled for 20 hours, and the entrance is free.
Author and translation: Ljubica Guzvic
You can read more about the choir and the conductor in the biographies below: