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Recording of our 3rd CD (2008)
Recording of our 3rd CD (2008) Photo: Amir Tokić

Viva's achievements

Take a look, here are some of our more significant achievements throughout the years of our existence.

Competitions:

  • 2016 – 34th international festival of music Cantonigròs (Catalonia) – 4th place in mixed choir category in and special festival award in the competition of 13 choirs from all over the world;
  • 2016 – 24th Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the city Maribor (85,7 points);
  • 2015 – Regional competition of adult singing groups, gold award, special award for the best choir of competition, special award to conductress for competition schedule selection;
  • 2013 – Grand Prix Pattaya (Thailand) – internetional choral competition: three categories (mixed choirs, jazz-gospel-spiritual, folklore a cappella), 3 gold diplomas over 96 points, 1st place in mixed choir category, 2nd place in jazz-gospel-spiritual category;
  • 2012 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – bronze award of the Maribor city (78,7 points);
  • 2010 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the city Maribor (89 points);
  • 2009 – International choral competition Rimini, Italy, 2nd place and silver award;
    2007 – International choral competition in sacred music Preveza, Greece – gold medal;
  • 2007 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the Maribor city (89 points);
  • 2006 – 2nd regional competition of adult singing groups from regions Dolenjska, Bele krajina and Posavje in Novo mesto, Slovenia – gold award, the best choir of the competition;
  • 2005 – International choral competition Stasys Šimkus Klaipeda, Lithuania – gold award and best mixed choir award, Grand Prix performance;
  • 2004 – 1st regional competition of adult singing groups from regions Dolenjska, Bele krajina and Posavje in Novo mesto, Slovenia – gold award;
  • 2003 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the Maribor city (87 points);
  • 2001 – International choral competition In … canto sul Garda, Italy – 2 gold diplomas; thr award for a promising young conductress;
  • 2001 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the Maribor city (86,7 points);
  • 1999 – International choral competition Novy Bor, Czech republic – bronze award;
  • 1999 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the Maribor city (83,5 points);
  • 1997 – Slovenian choral competition Naša pesem Maribor – silver award of the Maribor city (81,3 points);
  • 1996 – International choral competition 4° Concorso Corale Internazionale, Riva del Garda – silver diploma.

Projects and events:

  • 2018 – Annual concert Let me embrace you – Slovenian folk songs – theatricak performance, premiere 6. 10., repetition 4. 11., The Knight's Hall ob Brežice Castle;
  • 2018 – koncert Everything flows Vse teče – a shooting star; Gala concert by extended ensemble of current and former Viva's singers, two concerts, February, The Knight's Hall ob Brežice Castle;
  • 2017 – Gala concert, project Everything flows, following choir's 25th anniversary – vocal-instrumental project in 4 parts; author music of 4 composers (Makor, Predanič, Bec, Močnik), written for Viva Brežice; premiere performance with two concerts, september The Knight's Hall ob Brežice Castle; repetition in KC Janez Trdina Novo mesto (20. 10. 2018);
  • 2014 – Sozvočenja – regional thematic concert of adult singing groups, first award: singing in the final concert in Slovenian philharmonic, Ljubljana;
  • 2012 – Viva's 20th anniversary with 20 events, called "Vivanje": edition of Viva's newspaper, jubilee concert with repetition: premiere performances of songs - arrangements of Slovenian folk songs with instrumental accompaniment, a literary evening with a photographic exhibition, issuing our new CD Kako se ti medi dopadeš (novelties - arrangements of Slovenian folk with instrumental accompaniment, written especially for Viva);
  • 2011 – international project: Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphny, Symphony of a thousand with slovenian professional and amateur choirs, along with Slovenian and Zagreb (Croatia) philharmonic orchestras - events in Ljubljana and Zagreb were broadcasted by Slovenian and Croation national televisions;
  • 2010 – participation in international project: Orff's Carmina Burana, together with Choir sv. Nikolaja Litija (Slovenia) and Symphonic orchestra Collegium musicum Potsdam (Germany) - concerts in Potsdamu (Germany), Krško and Litija (Slovenia);
  • 2008 – printed publication "Choral music in Posavje region from the 19th to the 20th century";
  • 2007 – An expert public consultation "Choral music in Posavje region from the 19th to the 20th century" in Brežice (Slovenia);
  • 2006 – Christmas concerts project "Winter Fairytale" with Slovenian Army Orchestra, conducted by Tomaž habe – 4 concerts: two in Ljubljana, one in Maribor and one in Nova Gorica (Slovenia);
  • 2006 – Cooperation with Italian orchestra Barrocco di Bologna on an opening ceremoy of Festival SEVIQC Brežice in The Knight's Hall of Brežice Castle: performing two Vivaldi's compositions: Gloria and Magnificat; the concert was covered by Slovenian national television;
  • 2004 – participation in the international music festival Music Coridance, Tarare (France);
  • 2003 – participation in the international festival in Custozzi (Italy);
  • 2003 – cooperation in common project of Slovenian Army Orchestra and selected female singing groups to honor 150th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's borthday, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana (Slovenia);
  • 2002 – cooperation in international project VII. European days of musical youth in Switzarland (Bern, Luzern);
  • 2002 – cooperation in project Requiem – 4 selected choirs and Slovenian Army Orchestra;
  • 1999 – concert tour Toronto (Canada);
  • 1999 – concert tour Berchtesgaden (Germany).

CDs:

  • 2012 – 5th CD Kako se ti meni dopadeš;
  • 2012 – 4th CD Viva (u)živa, posnetek konceta v živo;
  • 2008 – 3rd CD Vrtiljak;
  • 2002 – 2nd CD Odkar vem zanjo …;
  • 1997 – 1st CD Vivat, crescat, floreat – Naj živi, raste in cvete.
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