The night after the Annunciation of the Holy Week, when the Holy Week began this year, BBC Radio 3 and other radio stations around the world gave part of the concert of the Sofia Priest Choir. It was conducted by priest Kiril Popov on 15 March 2018 in the cathedral „St. Sofia“ with the participation of priest Angel Angelov – lead and protodeacon Ivan Petkov – soloist.
This Spiritual Concert was organized by the Sofia Metropolis and the Bulgarian National Radio with the blessing of His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch and the Metropolitan of Sofia Neofit. It was recorded by a team of the Bulgarian National Radio in connection with its broadcasting in the programs of the European Union for Radio and Television (EBU) – „Eurovision“ on the occasion of the bright holidays. The priestly choir had the honor of being nominated by the BBC Radio team to close the programm, which was eight and a half hours.
As can be heard and seen from the BBC record, the concert participants are of the greatest class: the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin with choir and soloist conductor Robin Tikati, the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with choir and soloists with conductor Tone Copman, BBC Singers, along with people at Guilford Cathedral with conductor Barry Rose and others.
The whole concert of the priesthood choir will be broadcast on 4 April at 23:00 o’clock at the „Hristo Botev“ program of the Bulgarian National Radio in the Kantate Yubilate program.
Let us wish for new blessed successes to the Sofia Priest Choir for the glory of God!
Here you can hear the whole concert broadcast by BBC, at the end of which you can enjoy the performances of the Priest Choir.