Friday, 07 July 2023
The choir "St. George the Victorious" at the Municipal Youth House with conductor Mina Vlaikova returned with a silver medal from its participation in the competition "Musica Orbis Prague Festival" 2023. The competition was held in Prague, Czech Republic, where the Ruse performers were awarded in the category "Folklore". Artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Italy and the USA participated in the competition.
"St. George the Victorious" performed two concerts with Bulgarian and European music. The performers sang "Mercy of Peace" by Dobri Hristov in the Cathedral of St. Vitus" during the Sunday mass. The work was chosen from the orthodox repertoire of the choir by the church organist.
The festival is aimed at amateur symphony orchestras, mixed and single choirs from around the world. There is a competitive, non-competitive and concert nature, with organisers striving to cultivate a friendly, supportive and inspiring atmosphere.
During their stay in the Czech capital, the choir members also met with the Mayor of Prague, Bohuslav Svoboda. A congratulatory address and a gift on behalf of the Mayor of Ruse Municipality Pencho Milkov were presented.
The participation of "St. George the Victorious" is supported by the Municipal Foundation "Ruse - City of Free Spirit" and sponsors.