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Male Choir "Brodosplit" was founded in 1972. This choir has become one of the most appreciated and awarded choirs in Croatia throughout its work, wide range of numerous performances, interesting programmes, valuable interpretations, distinctive sonority and compact quality of voices.

 

May 20th 2024 - In the showcase of the choir 'Brodosplit' another Grand Prix, the best among 26 ensembles in Šibenik, Slobodna Dalmacija, Written by: Jasenka Leskur

Another trophy in the premises of the City Choir 'Brodosplit'. This time from Šibenik, where on the occasion of the great jubilee of the singing society 'Kolo', the 125th anniversary of its existence, the International competition of choirs in folklore music "Adria cantat" was held. "Brodosplit" in its category - national folklore music - won a gold plaque and an overwhelming first place, and at the end also the Grand prix competition. In the category in which the most trophy-winning Split choir competed, there were also the most singing ensembles, which resulted in the strongest competition.

After the concert 'Dedication to Jakov Gotovac' in the Croatian Home, which delighted the people of Split for Sudamja, choir director maestro Vlado Sunko chose three compositions by the great composer for the competition in Šibenik - "Koledari in the house" - the 3rd movement from the composition "Koledari", "Good evening my love" and "Sadness for a calf", and the old Split folk song "Let's all sing a new song". The strong satirical song "Sadness for a calf" was the interpretative highlight of the choir, which was also recognized by the audience at HNK Šibenik. As category winners, the choir won the right to perform in the Grand Prix competition.

- Brodosplit singers received 29.43 points out of a maximum of 30 for their performance in the national category, which is the highest number of points won at the competition. In the second part of the competition for the Grand Prix, three category winners and three more choirs, which the expert jury considered to be particularly interesting, competed. In the first part, four compositions were sung, and in the second, only one composition of your choice could be repeated. The Brodosplit singers once again delighted the profession and the audience with their emotional and precise interpretation and won the trophy - maestro Vlado Sunko commented visibly satisfied.

Except in the category of national folklore music in which the Brodosplit from Split triumphed, singing ensembles competed in the categories "foreign folklore music" and "mixed folklore music". A total of 26 singing ensembles with over a 500 performers participated in the competition.

The choirs were evaluated by a distinguished international jury consisting of choral singing experts Tomislav Čekolj, Živko Kljuce, Janja Knapić Omranloo, Bojan Pogrmilović, Martina Prevejšek, Milad Omranloo and Branko Starc.

The competition was organized by the Croatian Choral Directors Association and the Šibenik Singing Society "Kolo", with the support of the City of Šibenik and the Croatian National Theater in Šibenik.