Tue.20.JunDe Bijloke

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices

Bulgaria's most awarded vocal export product since 1952

The Female Vocal Choir known in the past as The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir was created in the early 1950’s. The Swiss music producer Marcel Cellier discovered the beauty of the Bulgarian folk songs, folk singers, their unique voices and choral skills and in 1975 released his first album with songs performed by the choir – Volume I, which he called “Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares” (The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices). The album soon became a best seller. In 1987 he released Volume II which in 1990 was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Recording. Since then, the choir has performed more than 1,500 concerts outside Bulgaria in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Choir members have also worked with artists as diverse as Kate Bush and U2, the songs of the choir have been sampled and remixed by Drake, DJ Tiesto, FKA Twigs, Bring Me The Horizon and many others. In 2018 ‘the Mystery of The Bulgarian Voices’ (here, too, English has gradually supplanted French) released their first album of new studio recordings in over two decades entitled 'BooCheeMish', where the esteemed Bulgarian choir performs together with Lisa Gerrard (co-founder of the duo Dead Can Dance) on several tracks. 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of the choir.

In collaboration with Muziekcentrum De Bijloke and De Magische Stem vzw, with the support of the City of Ghent and the Embassy of Bulgaria in Belgium.


tuesday 20 june 2023

This concert is sold out

doors 7pm
concert 20:00

You can reach De Bijloke through two entrances:

. Bijlokekaai 7, 9000 Ghent
. Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Ghent

Category 1
presale: € 23
box office: € 26
UiTPAS opportunity rate: € 5,20

Category 2
presale: € 20
box office: € 23
UiTPAS opportunity rate: € 4,60

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