55th IFF - 2021
Greek Catholic church folk singing Tebe pojem Gospodi – Concathedral, Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Ćirilometodska 1 - Sunday, July 4, 2021
This year’s concert program showed the general public the rich ecclesiastical heritage of the traditional singing of the Byzantine-Slavic rite in Croatia, as well as the lavish beauty of the Greek Catholic Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Zagreb.
"O mila Majko nebeska! – traditional folk church singing
Kamenita vrata, Sunday, 19. 7. 2020. at 7.30 pm
With this themed concert of church folk singing we present Marian pilgrimage songs. Worshiping the Mother of God is deeply connected in Croatian religion culture within the state boundaries and beyond them. We are therefore not surprised with various churches and chapels dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is especially celebrated during May, August and October. The inhabitants of Zagreb have a special place dedicated to Virgin Mary, the Kamenita vrata. Every day this holy space of passage is visited by worshipers of the Mother of God and they pray in front of her painting set on that place after a great fire that hit Zagreb in 1731.
53ST IFF - 2019
Tisuć' puta zdravo budi! – a concert of Croatian pilgrimage and Marian hymns
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 19.30
The International Folklore Festival continues to present the rich tradition of Croatian church folk singing with a themed concert of Croatian pilgrimage and Marian hymns. Croatian church singing in the homeland and the immediate diaspora communities is characterized by a specific symbiosis of sacral and folk (secular, traditional) music, representing a key factor for the continuity and survival of both traditional and church singing. The Catholic Church and church folk music represent some of the strongest identity symbols that have kept the traditional culture alive among emigrant Croatian communities…
O Isuse, izranjeni ... – traditional church singing and devotion practices during Lent in Lika and Gacka areas
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 19.30
„O Isuse izranjeni…” (O, wounded Jesus) is the title of the concert presenting the current state of church folk singing in Lika and Gacka areas. The repertoire of the groups that will perform in the concert is focused on the vocal heritage and folk devotion practices during Lent. There are several reasons why we chose to present this particular area. The historical and current conditions of the region are excellent examples of (co)existence of migrants who settled in the area….
51ST IFF - 2017
Uputi se tužna mati – Lenten and Passion traditions of the Imotski region
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 19.30
The presentation of church folk singing traditions during the International Folklore Festival for the past two decades has resulted in numerous interesting projects that have continued as performance models after their premiere at the Festival. The most eminent festival to promote these musical traditional values, besides the International Folklore Festival, is the Pasionska baština festival. Several programs that were first performed at the IFF have also found their place in the Pasionska baština festival This year, our aim is to present one of the most successful concerts of Passion traditional music ever to be given at the Pasionska baština.
'The Child Was Born ...' - Traditional (Glagolitic) Church Singing in Podstrana (Split)
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 19.30
The last two decades in Croatia have been marked by a special interest in presenting traditional church singing heritage on public performances — concerts.The MSF was the initiator of fi rst events; since the 90s, organized mass in Zagreb Cathedral ….
49TH IFF - 2015
'Prosti Gospodine, puku tvome prosti ...' – Traditional Lent Church Singing in Neretva Valley Region
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 19.30
The concert of traditional church singing presents contemporary and lively tradition of the church traditional music-making of Neretva Valley Region, a musical phenomenon that has to this day remained unique and peculiar….
'Slatko ime Jezuševo' – the Concert of Traditional Church Singing in Međimurje Region
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 19.30
The concert of traditional church singing presents a very interesting and lively tradition of the church (folk) music-making of Međimurje, a tradition that has to this day remained unique and peculiar. According to the basic idea and concept, the concert will …
47TH IFF - 2013
Marian Pilgrimage Songs Concert 'Pojte, pojte romari, k Majko Božjoj Bistrički'
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 19.30
This year’s concert of traditional Church music presents the pilgrimage traditions of Roman Catholics in Croatia, particularly those of the Kajkavian dialect speakers from the surroundings of Zagreb, from Bešići, Gračani, …
Concert: Singers of the Church of Our Lady of Good Health, Jezera, the island of Murter
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 19.30
The concert held by the singers of the Church of Our Lady of Good Health from Jezera on the island of Murter includes a selection of songs that are sung in that parish church throughout the year. Most of their repertoire could be classified as Glagolitic singing….
45TH IFF - 2011
'Iz dibinja srca svoga' - Church folk music of Burgenland Croats from Neudorf (Novo Selo), Austria
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 19.30
This year’s church folk music concert follows the central theme of the Festival – Croatian emigrant communities – and will be performed by Burgenland Croats, parishioners of the village of Neudorf (Novo Selo) from the Austrian province of Burgenland…
'Gospodi pomiluj' - traditional (Glagolitic) church singing of Sali on the island of Dugi Otok
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 19.30
A concert by the Korišti crikve svete Marije from Sali on the island of Dugi Otok presents selection of representative examples of their repertoire sung in the parish church of St. Mary through the year. Most of the Korišti crikve svete Marije repertoire can be …
43RD IFF - 2009
'Our Father in Heaven' - Istrian Church Folk Singing
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 19.30
Concert performances of folk church singing belong to a less known folk tradition of the Croatian Catholics in Istria. Unlike some other areas of Croatia (Dalmatia, Slavonia), which are characterized by mutualism of secular and sacral vocal folk expression, church folk singing is tonally tempered diaphonic or…
Church folk singing of the region of Gorski kotar
St. Catherine's Church, Katarinski trg, Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 19.30
Research and recordings of church folk music in Gorski Kotar have shown that there are differences between selected church choirs as regards their programs and ways of performing. The choirs from Mrkopalj (Sorrowful Mother of God Parish Church) and Lokve (St. Catherine’s Parish Church) sing four-part…