26-30 August 2010

Children’s choir “Dobri Hristov”

Varna, Bulgaria

Irena Kolarova-Taushanova - conductor
Bilyana Eneva - piano accompaniment

Folk Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
Malki momi Dobri Hristov  
Marzelivite babi Dobri Hristov kanon
Se ojenil Cucul yonak Petar Dinev  
Hvarlila moma yabalka Marin Goleminov  
Moma kosi Marin Goleminov  
Hrabreci Georgi Dimitrov Atanas Dushkov

Concert of Sacred Music

Title Composer Lyrics
Slava Otcu Yoan Kukuzel  
Vo razdelenie Anonim XIV  
Tebe poem Dobri Hristov  
Agnus Dei Samuel Webbe  
Jesus bleibet meine Freude J. S. Bach  
O, Salutaris Jose de Sousa  

The children’s choir “Dobri Hristov” along with the Municipal Children’s Complex of Varna was established between 1952-1953. The orchestra conductors, D. Resnenski, L. Dushek, Tz. Petrova, Iv. Dimitrova, Z. Milkova and I. Kolarova, are linked with the 58 years of the choir’s artistic biography.

In accordance with the new international trend for the development of children singing, the three compositions of the Children’s Choir (Preparatory, Transitional and Concert) include about 80 girls from 6 to 13 years old. The Children’s Choir “Dobri Hristov” of Varna has a rich concert life including participation in municipal and national festivals and is a holder of diplomas from International Festivals in Neerpelt, Belgium; Belford, Franc; Montreaux, Switzerland; Nan-le-Pen, France; and Arezzo, Italy.

In addition to their independent programs, “Dobri Hristov” actively participates in the musical life of Varna. They have joint concerts with the Girls Choir and the Boys Choir of Varna, the symphony orchestra with the National School in Arts ”D. Christov” and the orchestra “Symphonieta”. They also participated in the International May Choir Competition and the International Music Festival, “Varna Summer”.

Irena Nikolova Kolarova-Taushanova was born in 1958 in the town of Popovo. She graduated from the School of Music, “Dobri Hrsitov”, in Varna in the piano class of Miryana Savova and from the Academy of Music at the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia with a specialty of Choir Conducting with Prof. Stoyan Kralev. She worked as a rehearsal pianist and conductor in different choir formations: Children’s Choir - Pernik, Choir “Kamchiyska Liliyа” - Varna, The Ladies Choir of Medical Workers, 1-st Private Musical Theater, Men’s Choir “Hristo Manolov” and The Girls Choir - Varna. Since 1995 she has been the orchestra conductor of the Children’s Choir “Dobri Hristov” with the Children’s Complex - Varna. The last several years she is a part-time lecturer with Varna Free University.

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