Three festivals – Choral, Instrumental and multi-genre, Seminar with pedagogues were all organized by Festival program “Friends of Bulgaria” in Albena resort, Bulgaria. 3600 young talented people and their tutors from Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Switzerland etc. performed on different festival stages ►
Gala-concert of VIII International choral festival “Maestro Zachari Mednikarov” took place on June 25th. Choir “CANTATE DOMINO” of the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Bucharest, Romania was awarded Gran-pri after they made the audience stand up with their performances of Romanian folklore song and “A fiddle lesson” of N. Stoykov. Vicar Bishop of Archbishopric of Bucharest of the Romanian Orthodox Church Varsanufie and director of the seminary, Michail Aurel, were guests of the official ceremony and supported their graduates ►
530 performers from children and youth choirs from Bulgaria, Russia and Romania performed in the “Atlantic” hall of Albena resort. The audience violently applauded the children from the Children-maiden choir “Danube waves”, Rousse, awarded with 1st prize in category children choirs and students of Musical college “Gnesini”, Moscow – carriers of the 1st prize in category youth choirs.
During the last festival week the organizers from Program “Friends of Bulgaria” conducted an Ensemblea of children and youth creativity. 120 pedagogues from all parts of Bulgaria exchanged working with children experience in the direction of “Arts” in the seminar part of the festival. Part of them presented their activity via their students taking part in two different festival concerts. In the work meeting Bulgarian and Russian politics for improvement of youth activities were presented ►
On July 8th nine institutions awarded the participants of the IV Competition for working in extracurricular activities. The competition was organized by Tsvetan Ivanov – manager of the IFPCC “Friends of Bulgaria”, providing a prize of 7 500 lv. The manifestation is under the patronage of the Minister of education, youth and science.