Musica Balkanica is an a cappella choir, formed in 2004 by enthusiastic singers from the Balkan region and New Zealand. Our primary aim is to celebrate and "spread the joy" of the wonderful and large musical heritage of this region, in both sacred and folk genres.
The sacred pieces, from Eastern Orthodox tradition (many from the Divine Liturgy), date from Byzantine times to last century. The folk songs cover the whole range from wistful love-songs and patriotic laments to drinking songs and frantic village dances. Some folk pieces are accompanied by a tapan - a large, double-sided Bulgarian drum.
We average 24 members for each of our three formal annual concerts and are always keen to welcome new members, without audition. If you are interested in singing great traditional songs, with magnificent four-part harmonies, please sit in on one of our rehearsals - no commitments! We provide complete learning material (including recordings) and lots of help with pronunciation.
|Rehearsal night / venue||7.30pm to 9.30pm Mondays
Tui Room, St Barnabas Anglican Church, cnr Fendalton Rd & Tui St, Fendalton
|Choir Contact||Andrew Deyell
027 249 3749