Events (Concerts, Exhibitions)
After months of planning, the choral workshop, symposium and concert of choral works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Serbian composer Stevan Mokranjac is now a fond memory. The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and Serbian Singing Federation's months of planning and revision finally took form starting on a chilly Friday evening, the 3rd of October, when participants in the choral workshop arrived at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in on Chicago's northwest side.
Out-of-town presenters representing two continents, Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist and Mokranjac expert from Serbia and His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand also arrived Friday evening. Dr. Petrovic made the first of her three presentations during the weekend, discussing the history of Serbian liturgical music prior to Mokranjac. Friday's gathering also served as a "meet and greet" for all present.
On the Royal court the exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the tragic murder of King of Yugoslavia Alexander I Karadjordjevic
Besides His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katarine, the opening of the exhibition was also attended by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who addressed many representatives of the diplomatic corps, cultural and public life of Serbia.
For the second year in a row the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania hosted the Orthodox Food Festival, held this past weekend September 20-21, 2014.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Sunday, February 15, 2015 - Gallery 154
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections presents 63 superb artworks from the early Christian and Byzantine eras in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition represents major artistic holdings from Greece—many of which have never been exhibited outside that country—consisting of shimmering mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, and painted icons. The Art Institute’s display offers a selection of exceptional works from the original exhibition, including the debut of the 14th-century Icon of Saint Prokopios.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended the Academy on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the suffering of the Serbian people in the March Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija at the National Theatre in Belgrade yesterday.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana accompanied His Holiness.
160th years of the First Belgrade Chanting Ensamble
In Belgrade’s National Theater the traditional New Year’s concert of the Cathedral church began with Lord’s prayer Our Father and the Serbian anthem O, God of Justice - on the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Chanting Ensamble – Saint Basil the Great.