Christmas in Kaboga
Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa
Dubrovnik Chamber Choir
Frano Krasovac conductor
Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967): Veni, veni Emmanuel / O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Sergio Militello (1968 –): Angelus domini / Anđeo Gospodinji / The Angel of the Lord
Franz Xaver Witt (1834 –1888): Ad te levavi animam meam / To Thee, O Lord, I Have Lifted My Soul
Henryk Górecki (1933 – 2010): Totus tuus / Totally Yours
Mario Miladin (1973 –): Ave maria / Hail Mary
Sergio Militello: Signum magnum / Great Sign
Traditional Croatian Christmas Songs, arr. Frano Krasovac (1958 –):
Veseli se, Majko Božja / Rejoice, Mother of God
O pastiri / O Shepherds
Radujte se narodi / Rejoice, Ye Peoples
O djetešce / O Child
U sej vrijeme godišta / In the Ending of the Year
Dubrovnik Chamber Choir was founded at the beginning of 1994 and it consists of around thirty amateur vocalists. Since its establishment, the choir has maintained high, almost professional standards and it has become one of the best choirs in Croatia. Although they mostly perform a cappella, they often collaborate with renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors. Their varied repertoire spans from Gregorian chants to contemporary 20th century music, with special emphasis on choir compositions of Croatian composers. Frano Krasovac is the artistic director and conductor of the choir since its founding.
Aside from regular appearances in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area and guest appearances in other parts of Croatia, the choir also performs in festivals across Europe: Dubrovnik Summer Festival (1994-2002, 2009, 2013), Easter Concert in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (April 1996), Helsingborg, Sweden (September 1997), International Choir Festival in Teramo, Italy (September 2001), 2nd Advent and Christmas Songs Festival in Budapest, Hungary (November 2002), Advent Festivals in Prague, Czech Republic (December 2006), and Vienna, Austria (December 2007), 7th Julian Rachlin and Friends Chamber Music Festival, Dubrovnik (September 2007), Christmas Concert in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (December 2008), 1st Cantate Croatia International Choir Festival in Pula, Croatia (June 2009), Adalbert Marković Memorial Concert in Primošten, Croatia (October 2010), Christmas Concert in Zagreb, Croatia (April 2011), guest appearance at the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Trsat (October 2014), Advent Concert in Graz (December 2014), Podgora Summer of Culture, Podgora (2017).
Dubrovnik Chamber Choir is the founder of the International Choir Festival (ICF), held every two years in Dubrovnik since 2004.
• Abbess Čika's Silver Cross, National Choir Competition, Zadar (1995)
• Abbess Čika's Bronze Cross, International Choir Competition, Zadar (1997, 2005 and 2007)
• Abbess Čika's Silver Cross, International Choir Competition, Zadar (1999, as best rated choir)
• Special Award of Croatian Composers' Society for Best interpretation of a work by a Croatian composer, Zadar (1999)
• Milka Trnina Award, awarded by Croatian Association of Music Artists, Zagreb (1999)
Concert is part of the "Christmas in Kaboga" programme organised by Caboga Stiftung, Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Dubrovačka baština d.o.o.