Sunday 1 July - The London Bulgarian Choir
Led by Dessislava Stefanova
To start off our 2012 Summer Concerts Season, we are thrilled to welcome the London Bulgarian Choir to The Print Room for the first time.
Led by native Bulgarian singer Dessislava Stefanova, the LBC
deliver their unique and thrilling repertoire - exploring the landscapes
of the voice and the creative traditions of Bulgaria.
The choir’s notable achievements include winning BBC Radio 3 Open Choir of the Year in 2006, featuring as one of Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Choirs on BBC Radio 4 in 2008 and performing at Westminster Abbey in 2010. They have collaborated with numerous rock, jazz and classical musicians, most prominently with British Sea Power at Glastonbury, with Doves at the 2009 BBC Electric Proms, with the English Chamber Orchestra in 2011, with renowned Welsh singer Cerys Matthews in 2012, and with Xbox on the soundtrack of the upcoming game Halo 4.
The choir has released two albums, Alyana Galyana (2007) and Goro Le Goro (2011). Tours of Bulgaria in 2005 and 2010 took the choir’s London-flavoured Bulgarian songs back to their spiritual homeland.
The songs you will hear the London Bulgarian Choir perform are arrangements of traditional and ancient Bulgarian songs. Some tell powerful tales of love and loss, fighting and celebration, while others are inspired by the daily fabric of life.
Bulgarian choral music was first popularised in the West more than 30 years ago with the release of the well-known Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares album, and has been weaving its spine-tingling magic among Western audiences ever since. Dessislava Stefanova (a former singer with the iconic Philip Koutev National Ensemble) founded the London Bulgarian Choir in 2000. The choir has attracted a wide mix of ages and nationalities, who bring their unforgettable Bulgarian sound to British concert halls, churches, galleries, festivals, village squares and even a barge on the Thames.
"a guaranteed stunning, aural delight" TimeOut
Sunday 1 July, 8pm
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