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AUBG Choir Wins the International Internet Choral Competition in Moscow

June 02, 2017

The AUBG Choir celebrated yet another success when they won in
the “Academic Choirs” category of the International Internet Choral Competition in Moscow last month. More than 800 choirs from all over the world participated in the competition. The event was dedicated to the 870th anniversary of Moscow as a capital of Russia.

This is the second time the AUBG Choir participates in the competition. Last time it won the silver again.

The participants took part by sending YouTube links of their live performances in front of audience. “We proposed a very well shot film and recordings in Studio 1 of BNR,” said AUBG Choir Director Professor Hristo Krotev. According to the rules, each competitorhad to perform a piece by a Moscow-born composer. The AUBG Choir chose the song “877” by Anatoly Kisselev. In addition they presented the traditional orthodox pieces “Nyune otpushtaeshi” of Dobri Hristov and “Dostoyno est’” of Petar Dinev. “The last piece in our program included the first performance in Sofia of the choral poem “St. Clement of Ohrid,” said Krotev, who is the choral poem’s author.  In his opinion, what contributed the most to the Choir’s success was the “high level of performance.”

The choir members are already looking forward to the next academic year. Their greatest goal is the organization of the tenth International Festival “Meeting of Student Choirs.” The event will be dedicated to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the AUBG Choir and will take place in Blagoevgrad and Sofia on April 16-19.

Story by Despina Koleva-Hristova

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