St. Stanislav Girls’ Choir – Methodist Church
There are six hundred and thirty students attending the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium, more than half sing in the five school choirs.
St. Stanislav Girls’ Choir of the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium was founded in the 1996/1997 school year based on the desire to provide musically and vocally ambitious girls the opportunity to further develop their singing ability through more demanding repertoire. The choir comprises 40 girls between the ages of 16 and 19. As this is a school choir, there is much turnover among singers; each year about a third of the girls leave after finishing school, while new singers join. They rehearse for more than two hours once a week, twice a week before important performances. Each singer is given a 10-minute individual lesson on vocal technique every week.
Their repertoire is very versatile – from classical choral music of various periods to vocal pop, Slovene folk songs and dances. Special attention is devoted to commissioning new compositions by contemporary Slovene composers, thus contributing to the creation of new, high quality choral works for high-ranged voices.
With their conductor Helena Fojkar Zupančič they successfully performed at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona 2018. In February 2019 they will appear at the ACDA conference in Kanas City, USA.
Conductor: Helena Fojkar Zupančič
Slovenian trad. Bog Daj Dobro Večer (‘God give us a pleasant evening’)
Aldo Kumar (*1954) – Ruj
Josip Ipavec (1873–1921) – Zimska
Thomas Jennefelt (*1954) – Virita Criosa
Samo Vovk (1989) – Ta Na Solbici
Dečo Žgur (*1938) – Življenje Je Kot Val (‘Life is like the sea wave’)
Clare C. Toy – Jubilate!
Pablo Casals (1876–1973) – Nigra Sum
Hugo Hammarstr.m (1892–1974) – Kyrie
Gabriel Faur. (1891–1974) – Cantique De Jean Racine
Mia Makaroff (1970) – Butterfly
Pentatonix – Sing, arr. Mark Brymer
Irv Rothenberg – Hands United In Peace, arr. Jay Althouse (1951)