Early Saturday evening the female choir Bulgarian Voices Angelite performed at the Korskirken in Bergen as part of the Bergen International Music Festival.
Korskirken, an old stone church (built ca 1150) almost literally at the city centre, was at most half-full, and that's a real shame. A concert with a choir like this is really an extraordinary experience, since the sounds and harmonies from this region are so different from anything else. And there are probably few better opportunities to get into this kind of music than to listen to this particular choir.
To the world at large, the Bulgarian Voices Angelite were totally unknown until the end of the cold war. The choir grew out of the remains of the old State Television Choir, dating back to 1952. Since the fall of communism, they have gained world fame, performed at Red ...