Seasons of Love Cancelled for now - stay tuned for the new term!

We are apologizing about cancelling our dinner theater for June 8th. Cabaret 2013 had to be rescheduled for the new term - TBD.
The reason is a decision of our Serbian Circle of Sisters. They are mourning for their long term member and a very important person from their own group, Protinica Todora Trbovic, who just passed away. Rest in peace Protinica.

We are sorry about it, but we all feel that Cabaret should be rescheduled. 
For people who paid on line, we are going to give you a full refund.
Thanks for understanding. Stay tuned!

Your Riznica Choir




Once Again, Riznica Chamber Choir and the St. Sava Circle of Serbian Sisters (Kolo Sestara) have joined efforts to bring you a wonderful evening of fun, food, laughter, drinks, music, and entertainment! Get ready to partake of a wonderful meal—complete with soda, beer, and wine—prepared and served by the Sisters. Take a break, and browse silent-auction items available. Once your belly is full, get ready to be entertained by the talented entertainers of Riznica Chamber Choir.

We are featuring special guests on the stage that evening: jazz duo Mr. Jack Radavich,  bass and Mr. Frank Smith, piano, as well as Ms. Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk, classical piano.
You will hear and see excerpts from famous operas, musicals, you will enjoy comedy, classical and ethno music. And in the second part of the show, you will experience the flavor of a real blues club.  You could get in the mood, enjoy and even dance, if you feel so.
 

Because seating is cabaret-style, with a sit-down dinner, the total number of tickets is limited! Purchase your tickets here, now, or from one of the Sisters or Riznica members as soon as possible.
 
 
  
 

Previous event:
 
Music of the Slavs Concert!

We have succesfuly performed the gala concert  on March 8th, 7:30p.m in Camelback Bible Church, in Paradise Valley, AZ: 

Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninoff. Dvorak. Rimsky-Korsakov. Borodin. 
These great composers have given the world wonderful music that’s rarely performed. 

On this special evening, we have featured professionals from the local opera companies who presented music by these and other composers. It was a joy to listen the variety of rich harmonies of Orthodox spiritual music, soaring opera arias, expressive art songs and spirited folk arrangements. 

The program included sacred selections from Tchaikovsky's Liturgy and Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil, arias from Dvorak's Rusalka,  Borodin's Prince Igor, Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin, and Rimsky-Korsakov's  Sadko; art songs from Rachmaninoff, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Bartok, and lovely Russian folk songs! Everything was sung in the original language with translations and context provided.
 
Performers are The Riznica Octet and Soloists:
Alexis Davis, mezzo soprano

Donate to Riznica!

Donate more than $20 to Riznica Schoolarship Program 
and get 2 tickets for gala concert on March 8th!
Thank you!
All donations are tax deductible, since Riznica Chamber Choir is a non-profit organization.

Paul Nicosia, tenor
Rhea Miller, soprano
Jessica Bernhardt, soprano
Lazo Mihajlovich, baritone
Snezana Krstic, piano accompaniment
 



 

Riznica CD production: 
The complete masterpiece with total of 15 numbers.
A live recording from the concert in St Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Paradise Valley, AZ, recorded in May 2011.
Buy now and we will ship it to you!
(Shipment only in U.S.A and Canada)
On Sale: 
  Please ask about a discount for larger number of CDs  via email at cd_sale@riznica.org

 You can also buy our CDs on our concerts and through the friends closely connected to the choir.



  

The most recent event: RIZNICA AT ASU!

After very successful concert Hidden Treasure of Eastern Europe, we were invited to sing at Romanian's National Day celebration at ASU on Dec 1st, 2pm in Memorial Union, Pima room. Thanks to prof. Ileana Orlich.

We sang our Romanian treasure repertoire and were accepted greatly from the full house of mostly ethnic Romanian audience. Great job Riznica!







We have successfully performed our concerts:

Hidden Treasures from Eastern Europe

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 3pm  
First United Methodist Church 5510 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Friday, November 9th 2012, 7pm 
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt StreetDowntown  Phoenix AZ 

We took our audience to a journey to Eastern Europe to feast their senses on hidden treasures of the area! This concert of rarely performed Romanian folk music jewels, as well as some old Serbian songs, made audience happy and very much involved in this rich music heritage. 

Thank you all of you who came there, thanks to both churches for organizing these concerts and thanks to all donors who help Riznica to grow better!

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Njest Svjat, Mokranjac



We were very pleased to participate at the annual Serbian Singing Federation (SSF) in San Diego, CA for Memorial Day weekend in  May 2012.
We have performed Serbian spiritual and folk repertoire. Thanks to SSF for inviting us! We had a great experience singing there with other SSF choirs.

See more about it on our Riznica Choir Facebook page. 















 Artistic Director: Jana Minov
  
Dr. Jana Minov, is the artistic director and a co-founder of Riznica Choir. She comes from Belgrade in Serbia, the Balkans. This is an area of origin of the most music the choir sings. Read more about Jana here...

Congratulations to Jana Minov for successful performance of a Serbian opera for her doctoral recital concert, in Katzin Hall, ASU School of Music, on February 20th! Riznica choir was happy to be a part of this performance as "Choir of Peasants".
Serbian Opera in One Act
composed by Stanislav Binički, libretto by Branislav Nušić ; the first Serbian opera from 1903
 

  

Cast: Sarah Smith soprano (Stanka), Erin Calata mezzo (Andja), Mario Vasques baritone (Redzep Aga) and Vojislav Spasić tenor (Rade, Mujezin).   We were happy to have Vojislav Spasic as a special guest from Serbia for this concert.  

 

 

At Down / Na uranku

 
 
 
 

Riznica Chamber Choir, under the direction of Jana Minov, performed this masterpiece of Orthodox choral music, on Feb 10th and 11th 2012. Both concerts turned out to be a pleasure both for audience and singers.


Rachmaninoff's ALL NIGHT VIGIL 
...an incredible, very powerful piece, inspiring choral singers around the world... 
 

It was a rare opportunity to hear the whole masterpiece. Concert was on Saturday April 30 7 p.m. in  St Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal  Church, Paradise Valley, AZ 
To learn more about this concert go here!
 
Earlier concerts performed on Sunday November 7th  in  Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Thursday November 18th  in St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Phoenix, AZ . See a couple of video clips from the concert below. Thanks to our friends who recorded it.



 About us:  
(Picture: Concert in Organ Hall at School of Music at ASU, November 2009)
 Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the Riznica Chamber Choir was formed with the intention of performing Serbian, Balkan and Slavic choral music....
See: About us  

 
Riznica is looking for singers from time to time. If you are interested in singing with our group, please contact director Jana Minov on email director@riznica.org to schedule an audition. More details are here
 
At the moment we need an alto, a tenor and a baritone!


 
 

 
 
( Upper pictures: Concert in Trinity Eposcopal Church in downtown Phoenix, May 2009)

Fund raisers:
Cabaret 2012 / Dinner Theater, performed on Sat June 9th @ St Sava Hall, Phoenix, AZ was a blast!

It was a celebration of  wonderful home made Serbian food by Serbian Sisters Circle and a fabulous entertainment by Riznica musicians!  Audience were enjoying a performance selection from musicals, opera, jazz, pop, folk, and comedy!

Cabaret was an annual fundraiser both for Circle of Serbian Sisters and Riznica Chamber Choir. Proceeds went to St Sava church for painting frescoes and to Riznica choir fund for presenting Serbian culture trough an opera performance.

See you again the next year!