In Mixed Choir Viva, we pay great attention to the implementation of new compositions and arrangements from renowned Slovene composers. The symphony of Everything Flows, which we performed at our 25th anniversary on Sunday, September 17 2017, in the Knight’s Hall of the Posavje Museum Brežice, was created in cooperation with four renowned composers. Damijan Močnik, Andrej Makor, Tine Bec in Matjaž Predanič have written choral instrumental work for Viva in which their four compositions are interweaved. The author's compositions are based on literary texts by Slovenian poets (Kovič, Novy, Kuntner and Strniša), the theme is related to the choir’s moto Vivat, crescat, floreat - Let it live, frow and blossom!
The concert was accompanied by guest musicians Špela Troha, Kristian Ilić, Klavdija Novšak, Luka Dukarić, Monika Hočevar, Sebastjan Podlesnik, Robert Fuks, Julijan Andrejaš, Žan Bračun, Vanja Ivanković and Uroš Polanec.
Our annual concert at the 25th anniversary of the choir's activity was originally intended to be performed in the courtyard of the Brežice castle, which receives a larger audience, but due to the autumn weather, we had to move in side into even more acoustic Knight’s Hall. We performed two concerts, the first pre-opening at 5 PM and the second solemn, at 7 PM. We would like to thank our loyal listeners for their visit. Our gattitude also goes to all who participated and supported the event.
At the event we also awarded our singers with Gallus badges by the Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities:
Bronze Gallus badge for 5 years of singing was received by Kaja Rozman, Suzana Budič and Marcel Slakonja,
Silver Gallus badge for 10 years of singing was received by Andrej Cizl, Petar Zevnik in Jurij Znideršič,
Honorable Gallus badge for 30 years of singing was received by Anton Hribar, Irena Hribar (president of the choir), Mateja Jankovič Čurič in Simona Rožman Strnad (conductress).
The multimedia production Videokom Brežice ensured that the evening will remain in our memory for long after that special day, in eternity. Thanks again to everyone, we really enjoyed being on the stage. See you soon!