Magura Cultural Center is pledging to raise funds to support the world-famous Choir The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, conducted by Professor Dora Hristova. COVID-19 prevented the ensemble from performing live concerts, and is in need of financial help to complete the production of new stage costumes. Please join our efforts to raise the necessary funds!
You can enjoy their upcoming live and online concert on May 22nd, 2021. More info here >>https://fb.me/e/X2t03qDp
The Grammy award winning female vocal choir truly represents one of the most amazing success stories in music. Created in the early 1950’s, the choir’s first mission was to record authentic folk songs arranged for multiple voices to be broadcast first on the radio and later on TV.
The Swiss music producer Marcel Cellier discovered the beauty of the Bulgarian folk songs and singers and their unique voices and choral skills, and in 1975 released his first album with songs performed by the choir – Volume I. Later he released Volume II, which in 1990 won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Records. Since then, and under the direction of Dora Hristova, the choir has performed more than 1,500 concerts outside its homeland in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Choir members have also worked with artists such as Kate Bush and U2, and the choir songs have been sampled and remixed by Drake, DJ Tiesto, FKA Twigs, Bring Me The Horizon and many others.
Once described as "the marriage of the avant-garde and the Middle Ages", the magic of the ensemble stems from its success in mastering Bulgaria’s diverse, age-old vocal traditions while simultaneously sounding strikingly modern and original, thanks to the unique choral music structure - multi-part a cappella arrangements that transform its collective sound into strange colours as if something other than the human voice is being heard. Dora Hristova describes it as "a natural, piercing sound for the outdoors to carry across the fields or from hilltop to hilltop. The sound is created in the larynx and resonates in the chest. It requires great pressure of the breath to create the sound and you must be very strong to sing in this fashion."
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