We will be restarting our rehearsals on Thursday 28th September 2017 and are looking for new singers of all ages, nationalities and voice types. If you love haunting Bulgarian harmonies, irregular rhythms and clashing dissonances then this is the choir for you!
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We had the pleasure and privilege of working with American country folk star Willy Mason on a new arrangement of his hit We Can Be Strong. The new arrangement of We Can Be Strong features fragments of a song from the Shoppe region in Bulgaria’s southwest.
The collaboration was part of Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir’s participation in Voices Now 2017 at London’s legendary Roundhouse alongside The Roundhouse Choir led by the wondrous Osnat Shmool, Soul of The City, London Humanist Choir and Welsh choir Cor LLunsain, with whom we performed a beautiful Bulgarian classic, Izgryala e mesechinka (The Moon Has Risen).
We have uploaded a couple of new rehearsal recordings to our Soundcloud – we hope you enjoy the beautiful music that we love!
Please visit our Soundcloud page for songs old and new.
We are recruiting new voices for our vibrant and friendly group.
If you have a passion for stunning Bulgarian harmonies and irregular rhythms, this may be the right choir for you. Primarily a performing choir, Veda Slovena is a hardworking, dedicated, friendly and vibrant group, and enjoy great social time together.
Sight-reading skills, knowledge of the language or previous experience of singing Bulgarian music are not required. Eugenia combines teaching by ear in the spirit of Bulgarian singing tradition with the use of scores and audio files. All lyrics are transliterated and translated.
Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 19.15-21.00, in Room G03, UCL, 26 Bedford Way WC1H 0AP (nearest stations Euston/Russell Square). Additional support for new singers 19.00-19.15.
Please contact Eugenia via the contact form of the website for full details.
We had a great time at The Forge last night. The venue was abuzz an hour before the concert started and fun was had both in the auditorium and on stage. Beautiful Bulgarian, Greek, Serbian and Turkish music worked its feelgood magic. The cocktails were flowing, people at the back – dancing, and musicians – playing and singing their hearts out. Videos coming soon!
Photos by Yordan Dulov
In a unique collaboration, She’Koyokh & Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir combine the fiery panache of klezmer and Balkan music with the timeless beauty of Bulgarian voices. Bulgarian folk singing sparked the world’s attention in the ‘80s with Filip Kutev’s Grammy Award-winning Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares. This ancient, distinctive and highly sophisticated vocal tradition is said to be capable of transforming daily hardship and historical tragedy into sublime beauty. Bulgaria famously sits on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, and this is a fitting union; She’Koyokh, “playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard) form a unique collaboration with Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir, weaving Jewish, Turkish and Balkan music into the rich tapestry of the Bulgarian choral tradition.
Read the full interview with Veda Slovena’s leader Eugenia Georgieva and She’Koyokh on The Forge blog.
The Forge, Thursday 11th June 2015, starts 20.00
You can buy tickets from here.
We are currently recruiting new voices – all types welcome!
Sight-reading skills, knowledge of the language or previous experience of singing Bulgarian music are not required. As we are committed to keeping the standard high, you will be invited to pass a simple vocal assessment before you join.
Please check the Join us section for more details. We look forward to welcoming you in our friendly group soon!
We had an exciting, wholesome and hugely enjoyable day at Voices Now on Sunday 10th May 2015. It truly was a celebration of choral singing and a fantastic opportunity to learn, share the music we adore and admire our fellow choirs. So much talent! Special thanks to Clare Edwards and the whole team who made it all one seamless journey. It was brilliant!
We also had the amazing opportunity to perform live on The Choir on BBC Radio 3 alongside Kathryn Tickell, Sam Lee and the truly Magnificent AK47, in addition to our choir director Eugenia Georgieva leading a singing workshop on Saturday. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this outstanding event.