Orthodox New Year Celebration in UNJan 18th, 2013 | By De-Construct.net | In Holiday, Orthodoxy
UN New Year concert by the Viva Vox choir from Belgrade
Serbia Ushers Orthodox New Year in United Nations
Belgrade’s Viva Vox choir, performing a capella – without instruments, ushered the New 2013 Year with a concert in United Nations General Assembly in New York, on January 14, the first day of the New Year according to the Julian calendar.
An arrangement of traditional Serbian songs, mixed with world pop/rock and classical music was greeted with standing ovations. Among the best received was the famous Serbian First World War March to Drina.
The glorious March was composed by Stanislav Binički in 1914, in honor of the bravery of the Serbian Army, after winning a triumphal Battle of Cer, the first victory for the Allied forces in WWI.
March to Drina, A Capella
Viva Vox choir, UN
March to Drina, The Original: Belgrade Symphony Orchestra
New Year concert at Belgrade Kolarac University, frula (traditional Serbian flute) Bora Dugić, conductor Boban Prodanović
March to Drina, Pop/Rock Style
British pop group The Shadows, guitar Cliff Richard
March to Drina, Rock & Roll
Guitar Radomir Mihajlović Točak, bas Lola Andrijić, drums David Moss, keyboards Laza Ristovski
March to Drina, Jazz
James Last Big Band
March to Drina, Trumpets
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