Serbian Voices Serbian Song
“Our repertoire consists of music that is both religious and deeply spiritual partnered with a selection of secular pieces undeniably Serbian. “
Liturgical pieces are most often written in Church Slavonic, a language spoken and sung exclusively in Eastern Orthodox churches, where Slavonic tongue is the root language. This includes Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian and Serbian. Some liturgical pieces are also translated into different languages including English and Greek. The Saint Sava Choir sings well over one hundred different liturgical pieces and can sing responses at the following religious services: Baptisms, Divine Liturgies, Funerals, Memorial Services, Weddings and Vespers.
The second type of music we sing is secular and this music is undoubtedly and distinctly Serbian. We learn and perform secular choral pieces written by many of Serbia’s more respected and revered composers. Secular music is often more lyrical and sometimes even boisterous, especially if the piece is about a more joyous subject. On a number of occasions we include musical accompaniment to further enhance our performance. Sometimes, the music we select is more solemn especially if the piece was written to commemorate a moment in Serbia’s history or to remind us of the struggle of our people.
For more information about booking our choir to sing at a special service your family may be planning, please follow this link to Book Our Choir