The AUBG choir spent three days in Germany during a special visit to Viva Voce Choir. During the three-day trip the choir had two concerts in Munich and Augsburg.
For “Pater Noster – spiritual a capella choir music from East and West” AUBG choir performed its repertoire of Orthodox music while Viva Voce sang Catholic songs.
A special piece was written for this event by Russian composer Anatoliy Kisselev who visited AUBG last year during the 7th edition of the International Meeting of Student Choirs.
Reportedly, the piece was learned individually by both choirs and rehearsed just a day before the concerts took place.
Also during the concerts Viva voice performed “Vater Unser” a similar prayer but from a different composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
For some members of the choir such as Aida Kentassova, a student from Kazakhstan, this was their first visit to Germany. “It was great to visit this country and not just like a tourist,” she said ”the choir is a great opportunity [to] not only show your talents but also learn something new. Also it’s a great experience to explore other cultures, traditions, and languages.”
The concerts were organized by AUBG professor Hristo Krotev and Viva Voce choir’s conductor Margarita McCarthy.