In Search of Divine Light
In Search of Divine Light, the new album from Serbian cantor Divna, features a collection of sacred chants from the Byzantine, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian traditions including work from composers like Nikolay Kedrov, Pavel Chesnokov and Alexander Kastalsky.
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Divna Ljubojević began her musical career as a student at the Mokranjac Choral Society. She joined Serbia’s oldest choir, the First Belgrade Singing Society, where she became the youngest conductor in the group’s history - which dates back to 1853. In 1991 Divna founded the spiritual choir and studio Melodi. She has since performed over 600 concerts in Europe, Asia and North Africa - leaving both audiences and critics breathless. She has released 18 albums on the Milan Records and Jade Music labels - distributed worldwide by Warner Music. The celebrated cantor, who had performed and recorded with Lykourgos Angelopoulos, is considered one of the leading interpreters and performers of the liturgical traditions and Byzantine chant.
In Search of Divine Light features a collection of sacred chants from the Byzantine, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian traditions including works from composers like Nikolay Kedrov, Pavel Chesnokov and Alexander Kastalsky. Divna recorded the album with her ensemble, the Melodists, at the Vavedenje Monastery in Belgrade.