A key characteristic of Christian Orthodox choral music is its antiphonal nature. That is when the choir is responding with sung phrases that answer the priest during prayer.
Lazarica has two choirs. The weekly choir sings every Sunday and is more of an informal collection of singers. Anyone who would like to develop their singing can turn up and join in. Please aim to arrive at church for 9.45am so everyone can start promptly at 10am.
The primary choir only sings around seven to eight times per year during special services such as Christmas and Easter. The yearly performances may also include private events such as choral evenings or festivals. You can apply to join the primary choir by emailing the musical director Damjen Racić firstname.lastname@example.org
Although we encourage open applications for the primary choir, we do take into account your current ability to sing, hold notes and have a basic understanding of reading music notation. However, if you need further support to develop your singing skills, we will still provide you with music and recordings of your parts so you can rehearse privately and develop your confidence until you are ready to perform with the choir. The weekly choir is also a perfect opportunity to practice.