Girls Choir of the
Secondary Music School Živorad Grbić

Valjevo, Serbia

Milica Stepanović Baba-Milkić conductor

Tijana Stanojević piano accompaniment

Ana Blagojević solo vocal


The Girls Choir Živorad Grbić was founded in the year 2015. It had its first performance with the Children’s church choir "Hadži Ruvim" in the Big concert hall of Valjevo's Culture Centre for New Year, and after that it performed many times in the Concert hall of the Secondary music school "Živorad Grbić".

Since its foundation, the choir competes in at least two or three competitions a year and has won eight awards, including two gold medals from "May Music Festival" in Bljeljina in 2016 and 2017. The choir was the absolute winner of its category at the Choir Festival in Valjevo in 2019, and it also won the second award at the Republic competition of music schools in Serbia in 2018. The choir’s conductor since its beginnings is Milica Stepanović Baba-Milkić.

Milica Stepanović Baba-Milkić was born in Belgrade in 1968. She studied music theory in the Secondary music school "Josip Slavenski", and solo singing in the Secondary music school "Mokranjac". In 1991 she graduated from the Department of Music Pedagogy at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. During her studies she was a member of the prominent Academic choir Collegium Musicum. Since 1991 she has been working as a teacher of music theory in the Secondary music school "Živorad Grbić", and in the period between 2010 and 2015 she was the principal of the school.


Title Composer Lyrics
O occhi, Manza mia
(What Eyes, My Dear Loved One)
Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594) Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
IX rukovet (IX garland) Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac (1856-1914) Traditional
Blagoslovi, duše moja, Gospoda
(Bless the Lord, my soul)
Pavel Česnokov (1877-1944) Old Church Slavonic
Tundra Ola Gijeilo (b. 1978) Charles A. Silvestri
(b. 1965)
Poshla moma na voda
(A girl goes to fetch some water)
Dragan Shuplevski (1933-2001) Traditional