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A CONDENSED HISTORY OF ST. NICHOLAS SERBIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CHOIR

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         Visit of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej in June 2015

    The St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Choir came into existence in 1964 under the leadership of President Jovo Borovich and the capable directorship of Slavko Zubac. The choir had a humble beginning, singing responses to the Holy Liturgy held at the Queen’s hall, a temporary home which was donated by Mrs. Milica Chelar and Mr. Marko Chelar.  The choir has continuously sang responses to the Holy Liturgy at our now, St. Nicholas Cathedral since consecration in 1965.

       Slavko Zubac started a junior choir in 1968 and passed on the directorship of the senior choir to Roger Todorovic with teaching help from Peter Bila.

       In 1972 the St. Nicholas Cathedral Choir's current directress Protinica Mira Stojsavljevic arrived.  Mira's dedication to the choir has lasted over 3 decades and continues to this day.

      The St. Nicholas Cathedral choir holds annual concerts where we host choirs from other Serbian Church communities. We often represent our community by singing events hosted by other communities.  The St. Nicholas Cathedral Choir continues to uphold the SSF mission to help perpetuate and promote the cultural, liturgical and ethnic music of our Serbian forefathers.

                 Major Events:

1964    Inception with Slavko Zubac director. Jovo Borovich first president.

1968    Roger Todorovic director.

1972    Mira Stojsavljevic director.

1974    Induction into the SSF with our Kumovi choir, SSS Sloboda of South Chicago.

1976    Sang responses for the consecration of Holy Trinity Church in Montreal, Quebec.

1986    Sang at Ontario Place, Toronto for the 20th Anniversary of the Ontario Folk Arts Multicultural Council

1987    Honoured guests at the 46 Annual SSF Festival held in Aliquippa PA.

1989    Sang responses for the consecration of Holy Trinity Church in Kitchener, ON.

1992    During the visit of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle, sang responses along with the Stevan Mokranjac choir for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at the St. Nicholas church on Barton St. in Hamilton and at Vespers at our church on Nash Rd.

1995    Sang responses for the Consecration of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery and Pontifical Divine Liturgy with His Holiness Patriarch Pavle officiating.

1996    Bestowed with the St. Sava Award for 20 years of dedicated participation in Divine Liturgies and functions of the Canadian Diocese.

2005    Hosted SSF Choral Workshop.

 

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CHOIR EXECUTIVE
FOR 2016

CONDUCTOR: Mira Stojsavljevic

PRESIDENT: George Peic

VICEPRESIDENT:Jovanka Novakovic

SECRETARY: Vera Moore

TREASURER: Millie Stanar

 FINANCIAL TREASURER  Draga Vucak     

AUDITORS Milan Sanader   

LIBRARIANS: Nikola Jovanovic & John Novakovic

MEMBERSHIP: Merilyn Gligoric

TELEPHONE COMMITTEE: Jasie Belajac

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 “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to God while I have my being.” (Psalm 103:33-34)

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Download Wedding Request Form

If you have an upcoming wedding and would like to beautify the sound of your day, why not ask the St. Nicholas Choir to sing the responses during the ceremony ? Please, contact Draga Vucak
dvucak@hotmail.ca
and download our Wedding Form
HERE

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