Balkan Music &
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Virtual Camps 2021

Mark your calendars for Virtual Camps 2021! West Coast will be held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast will run August 13-15, 2021. As last year, each camp will feature three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Much more information to come.

Until registration is open for this summer’s weekend events, check out last year’s camp programs here: West Coast 2020 and East Coast 2020.


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Seattle, Washington

Homecoming: An evening with Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir

November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bulgarian Voices of Seattle invites you to share in the wonderful experiences of our first performance and study tour of Bulgaria in August at this fun-filled celebration.

Guests will be welcomed, as the choir was welcomed to the village of Solnik, by a mother and child in costume offering traditional bread and salt.

You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken in costume in front of a Christmas backdrop at a photo booth by professional photographer and choir member Edi Valcheva. Photos will be printed on the spot.

Our program will begin with a multimedia show of press the choir received in Bulgaria and photo highlights of the tour taken by professional photographer Charlie Jirov. That will be followed by a brief performance by Bulgarian Voices of songs meaningful to the tour.

Next, BCHCS board member Robert Ewen, PhD Slavic Linguistics, will moderate a conversation and Q&A with tour participants to explore what the tour meant to them as immigrants from Bulgaria returning to their homeland as part of a choir singing traditional songs, or as non-Bulgarians touring with a Bulgarian choir. We will look also at the effect the tour had on the general public in Bulgaria.

The joyful evening will end with 30 minutes of horo dancing by accordionist Michael “Misho” Lawson (aka the star of the tour; they loved him over there) and Milka Bosilkova on tapan.

Sponsored by the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle

St Demetrios Orthodox Church Hall
2100 Boyer Avenue E.
Seattle, Washington 98112