Professional and amateur choirs will gather today at Oktogon, a passage linking Petra Preradovica square and Ilica street known for its great acoustics, to celebrate World Choral Day with free concerts for the public.
World Choral Day is celebrated every year on second Sunday in December, as constituted by the International Federation Of Choral Music in 1990. The goal of the Day, as is stated by the IFCM, is to ‘extol the values of solidarity, peace and understanding’.
World Choral Day is celebrated globally, with many professional, amateur, local, guild, children’s and church choirs setting up events in their communities, promoting music as the universal language that brings us all together.
Starting from 6 pm, choirs like Renaissance ensemble Vatroslav Lisinski, Laudate, Deutscher Sängerchor-Zagreb, KUD Nikola Tesla, Academic choir Concordia discors will perform at Oktogon inviting all other interested choirs to join them in the three hour long concert.
Oktogon’s lavish architecture and acoustics and the immediacy between the artists and the public make it a favorite open venue for both local street musicians and world famous artists visiting Zagreb.
The choirs will perform from 6 pm to 9 pm.