Thrill to some very special Slovene music: Prešeren Evening, 9th February

Photo: Jan Prpič

GREGOR VOLK (voice, guitar, harmonica) and GORAN KRMAČ (tuba, ‘topotalnik’) present Slovene folk music in lively, modern arrangements. Their freedom of personal expression creates a counterpoint to various musical traditions.
Tonight they are playing as a duo, but they also perform with other musicians. They are Ambassadors of Slovene music – in China, India, Britain, Israel, Ireland, Italy and Argentina.

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Prayer for Slovenia: St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster, 1st March

The World Day of Prayer, which each year acclaims the work and people of a different country, will this year celebrate Slovenia. The event will be held in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster on Friday 1st March at 2.30 pm.

Members and friends of the British-Slovene Society are cordially invited to participate.

St. Margaret’s, known as ‘the church on Parliament Square’, is a 12th-century church next to Westminster Abbey. It is also sometimes called ‘the parish church of the House of Commons’.

Address:

St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret Street, London SW1P 3JX

Closest underground stations:

Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)

 

 

Book for the BSS Prešeren Evening on 9th February

BOOK NOW FOR THE BRITISH-SLOVENE SOCIETY’S PREŠEREN EVENING

WITH GREGOR VOLK AND GORAN KRMAČ

–         Saturday 9th February 2019. Drinks from 6.30 pm, dinner at 7.20 pm.

–        Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX (undergrounds Euston, Euston Square, King’s Cross, Russell Square)

Singer Gregor Volk and tuba player Goran Krmač, two of Slovenia’s up-and-coming young entertainers, will perform for us after dinner.

We are keeping rates at the same as last year:

–         Members £45, non-members £60, students and under-18s  £29.

For that you will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, the concert and a tombola with all sorts of attractive prizes.

Proceeds of tombola will, as always, go to Barka, the Slovenian charity we support.

–         Reserve your places now using the Application Form below. Space is limited, so it’s first come, first serve.

You should assume that paid-for places have been reserved unless you hear to the contrary. No tickets will be issued.

If you wish to make up your own party, please nominate a host who will book the table in his/her name. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

We are grateful to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London for donating Slovenian wine for the occasion and to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for granting the British-Slovene Society a subsidy.

2019 2 9 Preseren Evening application form

 

 

British-Slovene Christmas Carol Service – 7th December 2018

The British-Slovene Society once again filled the charming Wren church of St. Andrew-in-the-Wardrobe in London for the annual service of carols and readings in both languages. Organist Aljoša travelled from Leeds to play for us, and two sopranos and a contralto sang as a choir to support the congregation.

 

Afterwards the congregation stayed for more than an hour to talk and consume large quantities of fresh potica just flown in from Slovenia by five BSS members. The Slovenian Embassy generously contributed wine.  

After the service, we collected £410 for Barka, the charity we support in Slovenia.

Slovenian Ambassador Tadej Rupel (left) with BSS Trustee Marcus Ferrar.

Next year come again: it’s been pencilled in for Friday 6th December.