Riznica Chamber Choir is going to perform a concert of Romanian music in Phoenix
Dear Romanian friends,
We, Riznica Chamber Choir, are very glad to invite you to come to our
concerts and to support us in our project what is an evening of Balkan
music, predominantly Romanian.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the Riznica Chamber Choir was formed
with the intention of performing Serbian, Balkan and other Slavic
choral music. Riznica (read it as Reez'-ni-tza) translates to
Treasure Chest. The group's mission is to preserve the very rich
heritage of music and language of these areas, much as a treasure
chest holds things of a great value.
Although we sang on our previous concerts a Romanian song, this is the
first time of almost the whole evening of Romanian music. We are
singing, for example: Cantec de pace, Ziua ninge, Fata de pastor,
Sarba pe scaun, Vine hulpe di la munte, Ma luai, luai, Three Secular
Christmas Carols from Transylvania, Pastorita and others.
After four years of our existence and performing music from different
area of Balkans and Russia, we met so many friends from different
ethnic areas (Serbs, Macedonians, Russians, and others) but we do not
have so many Romanian friends and we would really like to make a
better connection. Therefore, we feel that support from your parish
and from original Romanian people will be precious to us.
We are having 2 concerts, one on Sunday October 28th 2012 3pm in First
United Methodist Church in Phoenix, and one on Friday November 9th
2012 7pm in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. A flyer is
attached with more information.
Both concerts are free admission for public. We will be gladly
accepting donation for maintaining the existence of this unique choir,
if someone feels to offer. More information about the choir and event
is on www.riznica.org.
We will appreciate very much if you spread a word about this event and
if we meet Romanian people in the audience, so we connect through this
Thanks a lot! Looking forward to seeing you!
Riznica Chamber Choir
Contact: Jana Minov, Choir director, Gordana Stojanovic-Mihajlovich, The choir president
(Sunday, October 14, 2012)