November 16th, 2013

Divi Zheni Performers on Tour in Bulgaria!

Five members of Divi Zheni were delighted to join our artistic director Tatiana Sarbinska, our sister chorus, Orfeia, and our new friends in song, Svitanya, on a concert tour across Bulgaria, in October 2013.  There we performed at concert halls, a history museum, a juried composition contest, national radio, Bulgarian late night […]

March 3rd, 2011

Love Songs for Spring Time

This past fall and winter our director Tatiana brought us a host of new folk songs to learn, including several love songs about women named Gana, Rajka, Marcho, and their recalcitrant mothers and forlorn boyfriends. The rowdiest of these is a Greek tune, Dimitroula Mu, in which the protagonist’s sweetheart says (if I may paraphrase) […]

August 26th, 2010

Back From Bulgaria

We’re back from our two week concert tour in Bulgaria. It was awe-inspiring to be up in the Sredna Gora mountains and down by the Black Sea, witnessing beautiful Balkan music performances, and offering our own as well. Our deepest thanks to our Boston-area audience members and donors for your support this year, which made […]

March 26th, 2010

Balkan Music Night in the News!

One of our favorite annual events is Balkan Music Night, a rollicking evening — and by evening we mean 7pm to 2:30am!! — of Balkan music and dance performed by Balkan groups from all over New England, with special guests from farther afield. This year Divi Zheni performed in the concert part of the evening, […]

January 4th, 2010

Divi Zheni's 10th Anniversary Party!

It seems preposterous, and yet there it is — this month marks Divi Zheni’s 10th anniversary!! Learn more about the chorus’ history here. We are so grateful for all these years of learning and performing with our director Tatiana, and sharing this music that we love so deeply with our wonderful audiences. Come celebrate with […]

April 18th, 2008

And Another Beautiful Voice

Out of the blue we were contacted by Sarah Walsh, who, though classically trained, grew up around Balkan singing, as her parents were in the Balkan music groups, Aman, and Nevenka. It’s easy to tell that Sarah has Balkan music in her ear and heart! Welcome Sarah — we’re delighted you found us!