Cappella Odak

Zagreb, Croatia

Jasenka Ostojić - conductor

Competition Section

Title Composer
Come away György Orbán
Jesu dulcis memoria Tomás Luis de Victoria
Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Double, double toil and trouble Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Rum, dum, dum Dragan Shuplevski
Davor Bobić Zeleni Jure

Cappella Odak is a newly founded (2010) mixed voices choir, initiated by a group of young choir singers who were drawn together by their love of music. The female part of this choir consists of girls who also perform as Cappela Zinka, a female choir named after the famous Croatian opera singer Zinka Kunc Milanov. The inspiration to found Cappella Odak actually came from the male part of the singers who originated from the Zagrebački Dječaci boys choir and their friends. Performing under the lead of their long-term maestra Jasenka Ostojić, they celebrate the name of Krsto Odak, the renowned Croatian composer. In 2011, the choir had its public debut by premiering the cantata Tuere Me et Libera by contemporary Croatian composer Tomislav Uhlik. Then followed a performance of Joseph Haydn's Paukenmessein in collaboration with the Croatian Chamber Philharmonics in Portorož (Slovenia) under the lead of maestro Mladen Tarbuk. In July 2011, Cappella Odak participated in Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony together with over a thousand musicians from Slovenia and Croatia, performed under maestro Valery Gergiev in both Ljubljana and Zagreb, the peak of the choir's activities.

Cappella Zinka and Cappella Odak perform within the Croatian artistic society Collegium Pro Arte which was founded by its leader and conductor maestra Jasenka Ostojić in 2006.

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