28. June
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

TIME OF MAIDENHOOD – concert of English madrigals and Slovenian folk songs (Slovenia)

Youth Vocal Group of Glasbena matica Ljubljana
Choirmaster: Irma Močnik

Izidor Erazem Grafenauer, lute
Janez Jocif, folk instruments

Vocal pedagogue: Tanja Rupnik
Choreography: Lidija Podlesnik Tomašikova


Anonymus, Greensleeves (arr. Włodzimierz Sołtysik)
John Dowland (1563–1626), Come Again (arr. Włodzimierz Sołtysik)
Thomas Morley (1557–1602), Now Is the Month of Maying (arr. Włodzimierz Sołtysik)
Thomas Morley (1557–1602), Sing We and Chant It (arr. Włodzimierz Sołtysik); Though Philomela Lost Her Love
John Wilbye (1574–1638), Weep O Mine Eyes
John of Fornsete (ok. 1200–1238/9), Summer Is A-Comin’ In

Maturation – cycle of Slovenian folk songs selected by choirmaster Irma Močnik:
Svietla zarja (Bright Dawn)
Zarja, oj zarja (Dawn, oh Dawn)
Mili bože (Sweet Lord)
Mamka, pošljite mi po vodo (Mummy, Send for Water)
Ki to vas prosəm (That I Ask You This)
Po gartəlcu səm špancierava (I Was Strolling in the Garden)
Ja, visoka je gora (Yes, the Mountain is High)
Če rajat me pelješ (If You Take Me Dancing)
Ravno tajšna (She’s Just Like That)
So pa travniki zeleni (The Meadows Are Green)
Ko boš fantič na vojsko šev (Boy, When You Will Go to Army)
Lopə puabi pojo (Boys Sing Beautifully)
Tam gori za juterno zarjo (Up There Beyond the Dawn)
Zarja mi gore shaja (The Dawn is Coming Up)
Glej kak sončice sije (Look How the Sun Shines)
Na vsočih gorah sonce seje (On the High Mountains the Sun is Shining)
Ja pa rinčica padva (The Ring Has Fallen)
Šla bom na goro visoko (I will Go to the High Mountain)
Svi su venci veli (All the Wreaths Withered)
Goreči ogenj brez plamena (Burning Fire Without Flame)
Se labezən razšajda (When Love Parts)
Lahko noč (Good Night)

Glasbena matica Ljubljana has been successfully promoting Slovenian choral creativity, and over the past years, it has been actively co-shaping the Slovenian choral landscape with several of its own choral ensembles. Through study of quality choral literature of established composers of vocal and vocal-instrumental music it offers choir singers of different generations opportunities for their personal artistic growth and spiritual enrichment. In addition to all active choral ensembles operating under the wing of Glasbena matica, the Youth Vocal Group was created last autumn. It has been formed to bridge the youth and the mixed choir of the Glasbena matica. Former and current singers of the youth choir who are 16 years of age or older, and other singers with the desire to continue their activity in the choral ensemble were invited to participate. The newly formed vocal group will offer them a wide range of expressive and artistic opportunities.

The programme of the choir’s premiere performance consists of two different musical languages. First part offers seven madrigals of the English Renaissance music, which young singers rarely encounter thus it represents a welcoming new challenge, through which they learn the specific laws of early music from the unique characteristics of old music to different singing techniques and various performing practices. The second part presents musical images from girl’s life from the original Slovenian folk song. One-, three-, four- and five-part folk songs are connected with individual stanzas in a story that describes the life of a Slovenian girl from dawn to dusk, from the first blush, to flirting, falling in love, happy love, dancing, a boy leaving for army, an unhappy motherhood, missing, and restoring hope of new love. Selected songs form a carefully planned dramaturgical arc, and the colour-nuanced sound image of the rounded performance enables an artistic, emotional and arch-memory meditative experience for both, performers and listeners.

Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.

Due to the amendments to the decree on the temporary restriction of the cultural services, event may be attended only by persons with a certificate of: recovery of covid-19 (P), vaccination (C) or a negative test result, which must not be older than 48 hours (T). Respecting the PCT condition is responsibility of the visitor. Certificate is not required for children under the age of 18 who attend the event with close family members or guardians.

Due to safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, all visitors must wear protective facemasks, disinfect their hands regularly, and observe a safety distance of at least 1 m.

Entry to the event is only possible with a ticket, visitors are asked to enter the venue individually, hostesses will accompany them to a vacant seat. If you suspect that you have come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing typical signs of the disease, do not attend the event.

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