Youth Mixed Choir of the Music School
Josif Marinkovic Zrenjanin

Zrenjanin, Serbia

Zorica Kozlovački conductor

Vladimir Jakšić solo bariton

Aniko Gardinovački & Milan Slijepčević piano accompaniment


Title Composer
Rum dum dum Dragan Shuplevski (1933-2001)
If ye love me Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
II Rukovet (II Garland) Stevan St. Mokranjac (1856-1914)
The Ground Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Nyon, Nyon Jake Runestad (b. 1986)


The choir was founded in 1961, when the music school was established. The members are talented teenage students of High music school “Josif Marinkovic”, all passionately devoted to music. The Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the great European choral tradition as well as from choral traditions from all over the world. They sing in many languages, both accompanied and a cappella. The choir has been a part of the cultural life of the town and perform at choral festivals and competitions throughout Serbia, as well as Europe, as witnessed by a number of awards. They sing joyfully and each of their performances is full of positive emotions. They have won a gold medal in Graz (2011), first place in Neerpelt (2008, 2010 ), and gold diplomas as a winner of the category in Bad Ischl (2011) and in Bratislava (2012, 2016).

Conductor Zorica Kozlovacki is a smiling woman in front of the choir who transmits energy and emotions, usually joy and love. She adores her choir and wants to infect them with love for choral singing and music, and she is good in it! She has a Master Degree in Music (Choral conducting) from the Arts Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Situated in Banat and surrounded by Vojvodina plains, Zrenjanin is the city of bridges, youth, sports, culture, interesting architecture and people of more than twenty nationalities. The history of this city is seven centuries long. Zrenjanin is also famous for its choirs of worldwide renown and aquarelle art colonies.