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15 Jan Multi-award winning choir from Serbia to perform at St Lazar’s Hall

The Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar, known locally as Lazarica is pleased to welcome back the Constantine Vocal Ensemble from Serbia to perform in Bournville, Birmingham this February. This passionate group of male voices is renowned for their varied repertoire of sacred Orthodox Christian vocal music and secular pieces. The ensemble first sang a sold-out performance at the church last year for Orthodox Festival, the very first of it’s kind in the UK. Due to popular demand, the ensemble will be returning to Birmingham to perform on two evenings.

The Constantine Vocal Ensemble was founded in October 2008 in Niš, Serbia with an idea to sing chamber music in a different way. During the last 10 years, the group has performed over 200 concerts throughout Serbia, the Balkans and internationally. Their aim to is to promote non-traditional chamber music and compositions as well as preserving the musical culture of Niš and Serbia.

Father Nenad of Lazarica said, “We are delighted to welcome back this well-respected choir of seasoned singers. Their second performance in Birmingham demonstrates an increase in demand for Orthodox and Eastern European vocal music and is a fantastic opportunity to expand one’s musical appetite. Their varied repertoire is based on the works of local musicians from Niš who compose in numerous styles from folk to pop and jazz to church choral music.”

The ensemble has been awarded many prizes including the illustrious Grand Prix award at the International Klapa Festival in Montenegro 2013. The ensemble also took the ‘11th January’ award in Niš at the 22nd Festival of Sacred Vocal Music. You can see the Constantine Vocal Ensemble on the 9th and 10th of February at St Lazar’s Hall in Bournville. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LazaricaChurch/events

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