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 […]

September 28th, 2012

Divi Zheni Performs for Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev!

Divi Zheni with the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev

On September 28, 2012, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Massachusetts, The Bulgarian American Cultural Center Madara in Boston, and Europeans Worldwide in Boston, hosted a Community Meeting with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. Divi Zheni and Zornitsa were honored […]

October 1st, 2010

Our Director Wins Prestigious Composition Award!

Anyone who has had the good fortune to study with and be conducted by our artistic director, Tatiana Sarbinska knows that she is a multi-talented force of nature. She is a brilliant and passionate vocalist, and a gifted and devoted teacher. Also a composer, Tatiana has written several beautiful songs, including Katerino Mome and Oj Dimitre Sine […]

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 […]

November 25th, 2009

Boston Globe Article About Our Sedenka

We were tickled and thrilled on November 22 to open up the Sunday Boston Globe Arts section, and see a great, half-page write up (with photo!) of Divi Zheni’s upcoming Sedenka. Globe journalist Lydia Rebac spent time with the chorus and with Tatiana, learning about why we do what we do. This holiday-season concert-coverage led […]

October 17th, 2009

Angel Bearing New Costumes!

Paula and Barbara trying on our new costumes for the first time

You could never hope to see a roomful of more giddy, chattering women than the day our new costumes arrived from Bulgaria, and we pulled them out of the shipping boxes and tried them on. They were made in the capital city, […]

January 4th, 2009

Sedenkas Rock!

This holiday season our director Tatiana had the wonderful idea of organizing holiday concerts with her “girls” (Divi Zheni), and “boys” (Zornitsa) as sedenkas. In wintertime, in this festive Bulgarian tradition, the young and old, men & women, single folks, married couples & kids, having finished their farming work for the year, would get together […]

September 9th, 2008

New Songs for the Fall

Tatiana, our artistic director, traveled and toured in Bulgaria this summer with our friends-in-song Libana. What a culturally alive time they had! When Tania came back she had new songs for us to work on, including the beautiful and mischevious Trendafilcheto, which is sung in a dialect. The lyrics translate roughly as: Donna is beautiful […]