Serbian conductor and musicologist Bogdan Djaković directs Cappella Romana in a program of resplendent choral works from his native country.
Sacred Songs of Serbia
Bogdan Djaković, guest director
24-25 October in Seattle & Portland
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Hailing from the historically turbulent northern region of Vojvodina, Djaković leads Cappella Romana to show another side of Serbia: a rich musical tradition full of beautiful and moving choral works.
“an evening rich in emotion” – Evening News, Norwich
LISTEN HERE: Carju nebesnij (King of Heaven)
Now in his 27th season directing the Choir of St. George’s Cathedral in Novi Sad, Serbia, Bogdan Djaković is one of the world’s leading experts in Serbian Orthodox Choral Music.
Bogdan Djaković has established himself as an international director, leading performances in Italy, Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland and Sweden.He makes his US debut directing Cappella Romana this month.
Dr. Djaković makes his home in Serbia’s historically-turbulent northern region, which for generations has been subject to competing cultural influences. He has devoted his career to exploring the meeting of East and West in Serbian choral music. His program “Sacred Songs of Serbia” presents traditional Eastern Orthodox sources filtered through Western European musical colors and techniques, creating works of resplendent beauty.
Dr. Djaković is Professor of Choral Literature at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, as well as Professor of Art, Medicine & Art Therapy at the University of Novi Sad. He has also held positions on the Executive Board of Radio & Television in Vojvodina, Serbia, on the Regional Artistic Committee of the European Choral Association Europa Cantat, and on the Organization Board for Serbia’s most prestigious national choral festivals.
Under his direction, the St. George’s Cathedral Choir has recorded for Radio-Novi Sad, Radio and Television Belgrade, and the BBC3.