July 17th, 2012

Live Recordings of Divi Zhen in SoundCloud!

This summer we went through recordings of concerts we performed in recent years, and found some beautiful tracks for you to have a listen to.  We posted them to our music page using a very cool widget made by SoundCloud.  Just click the track titles to hear each one. Many are in Bulgarian, and there […]

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, […]

February 10th, 2010

New Members Fly In on the Wings of Love Songs

Love must have been in the air this winter, as we were delighted to welcome three new members to the chorus, whose auditions included an American love song circa 1942, a traditional Vietnamese wedding song, and a Russian wedding lament, Svadebnaya pyesnya, which is pretty much the saddest tune you’ll ever hear at a wedding. […]

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 […]

August 8th, 2009

Quartet of Multi-Talented Songbirds

Well, June was soggy as a donut in coffee, but all that rain brought us the most beautiful, eclectic flock of new singers! Ariel Weinberg came across the country, accordion in tow, to work at the MIT Museum. Jenée Morgan is a fiddle player and music librarian at Berklee. Margo Pearce, a nurse practitioner, sang […]

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 […]

December 28th, 2007

A Festive Christmas Revels Indeed

This holiday season our artistic director, Tatiana Sarbinska, and two Divi Zheni singers, Freedom Baird and Aine Farrell, participated in Cambridge’s annual Christmas Revels. Every year, Revels explores traditional culture from a different region of the globe, and this year it was full-on Balkan! Tatiana provided consulting on gorgeous seasonal repertoire, and coached the huge […]

April 4th, 2007

Tatiana's New CDs Are Available in the USA!

We are proud, tickled and thrilled to announce that our artistic director, Tatiana Sarbinska, has two new CDs out, and that their shipment has finally arrived stateside! The first disc is Katerino Mome, a newly issued compilation of Tatiana’s legendary recordings, produced by the Bulgarian National Radio. The second disc, Makedonsko Devojche, features brand new […]

September 5th, 2006

Our First Gig of the Season

After two weddings of Divi Zheni members and a summer of travels and various adventures, including Tatiana’s new recordings in Bulgaria, we’re back rehearsing at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Allston. Our first performance this fall will be in late October, at MIT’s International Folk Club. It’ll be a nice low-key evening of dance […]