On Friday, September 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm, the Belgrade Theological Student Choir  will present a free public concert on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, in Yonkers/Crestwood, NY. Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, the choir will offer a program featuring multi-part Russian Orthodox liturgical hymns in Slavonic and traditional Byzantine chant following the typikon of Mount Athos.
Students in the choir will be staying on the seminary campus from September 12-19, as "performers in residence," cultivating cultural and academic fellowship between seminarians in the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Belgrade, and those at St. Vladimir's.
The choir consists of 16 students, who sing services and concerts in English as well as in Greek and Slavonic. On their U.S. tour, they will perform in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, and Boston, among other destinations. Nenad Milosevic, Professor of Liturgics at the Belgrade seminary, will accompany them during their visit. St. Mark Antiochian Orthodox and the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox churches of California have organized the tour.
The Dean of the Serbian school, His Grace Dr. Irinej Bulovic formed the choir in 2007, selecting students who demonstrated, he said, "both love for the divine services and beauty of musical expression" at their own seminary chapel dedicated to Saint John the Theologian.
Although there is no charge for the concert, a goodwill offering will be taken at the conclusion, to benefit the students from Belgrade. For more information, please contact Alla Generalow, Director of Liturgical Music at St Vladimir's, at 914-961-8313 x367, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
To learn more about the concert program and the choir's other venues, visit http://www.westsrbdio.org/Announcements/Diocesan%20Days/choir_visit.html .