Jubilee Gala Concert of the Slovene Octet

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The Slovene Octet, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of its inception in 2021, is Slovenia’s most prominent male vocal ensemble.

Event is part of the festival Ljubljana Festival

Its example has in the past decades inspired the formation of many similar ensembles, both in Slovenia and abroad, and it also proposed the organisation of the festival of choral singing in Šentvid pri Stični, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The Octet’s artistic directors have been the conductors Janez Bole, Valens Vodušek, Darijan Božič, Anton Nanut and Mirko Cuderman, while its current artistic director, who took up the post in 2008, is Jože Vidic, the leading man of the Ljubljana Opera.

The ensemble has recorded many albums of select Slovenian and foreign art and folk music. It is considered to be an ambassador for Slovenia’s quantitatively and qualitatively rich choral art, and receives enthusiastic reactions from both audiences and critics at home and abroad. The Slovene Octet has received many awards for its work, including two Prešeren Prizes and the Society of Slovene Composers Prize, as well as the Golden Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia.

Cast:

  • Andrej Oder, Rok Ferenčak, first tenor
  • David Jagodic, Janez Triler, second tenor
  • Jože Vidic, Darko Vidic, baritone
  • Janko Volčanšek, Matej Voje, bass

 

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