Singing – Language Exchange in Tenčín, Slovakia

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St. Stanislav’s Youth Choir of The Diocesan Classical Gymnasium

The traditional exchange with three Slavic Gymnasiums will take place from 7th – 11th March 2016. This year the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium Piarist Gxymnasium, Trenčín will host students from Piarist Lyceum, Krakow (Poland) and The Diocesan Classical Gymnasium from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Traditionally, students exchange their knowledge of singing as well as of all three Slavic mother tongues, namely Slovak, Polish and Slovene. The choirs will perform individulaly on several occasions, however, the visit will end with a joint concert of all three choirs and presentation of their language work.

The choir travelling to Trenčín is St. Stanislav Youth Choir of DCS, with 50 singers, which has received many awards and prizes at youth choral reviews in Slovenia and at international choral festivals, including golden plaques and awards for the best choir of the competition. This choir also regularly performs larger vocal-instrumental works and collaborates with professional institutions. More recently they are most proud of the International Choral Kathaumixw festival (2014) where they won the title “Choir of the World” in Powell River, Canada as well as the 1st prize for Folk & Cultural Traditions. The conductor of the choir is Damijan Močnik, composer and teacher of music at the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium. The accompanying teachers on the tour are Kaja Naglič and Pavle Šijanec.