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 […]

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 […]

July 5th, 2012

Divi Zheni’s Blog!

Divi Zheni’s “News” page is now a blog!  Check in here for news from the group about our musical adventures! And we’d love to hear from you too 🙂

– Freedom Baird Divi Zheni singer and web ma’am

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 […]

April 24th, 2010

Divi Zheni in the Wicked Local News!

Photo by Mark Thomson for the Wicked Local Newspapers © 2010

Reporter Victoria Groves, and photographer Mark Thomson of the Wicked Local News, took the time to talk with us backstage and attend our fundraiser concert at the Brighton-Allston Congregational Church. Their great write-up begins — “With giant red flowers in their hair, traditional […]

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 […]

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 […]