The program Cro Patria this year began on 29 November seminar with the choir, led by renowned Norwegian conductor and composer Ragnar Rasmussen with guest lecturer Urša Lah of Slovenia . Competitive performances on Saturday judged by the jury composed of distinguished music experts: Ragnar Rasmussen, President (NOR) and members of the Ursa Lah (SLO), Mary Krnić (HR), Theresa Kusanović (HR) and Ana Šabašov (HR). Choirs were introduced at the Cathedral of St.. Duje and Hall Arts Academy in Split in the fortressGripe in three categories: A (compulsory piece), B (a free program) and C (new choral music).

Category C is definitely the most interesting, because the choirs perform the new compositions written and chosen for the International Composition Competition- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded. The Canticum Novum Gold Plaque (work of sculptor Kasimir Hrasteja ) awarded to  the American composer Luke Mayernik for his piece “My Flower’ for SATB mixed chorus, based on a poem Shana Marc Russell and translated into Croatian by Liljana Đurašković. “My Flower” was performed by the Academic Choir of the University under the leadership of conductor Ambrose Čopi. The  silver plaque Canticum Novum was awarded to Croatian composer Vlado Sunko for his composition ‘ERIP me Domine’ , and the bronze plaque Canticum Novum awarded to Croatian composer Blaženko Juračić for his composition Ecce nomenclature . For the first time in the contest also awarded the prize most successful young composer Deniju Pjaniću to track Staza tvojeg Putovanja the text Drazen Maleš .

They successfully, in addition to Slovenian choirs, also included mixed choir Arts Academy in Split by the composer and conductor of the Government ham , which is a category B received a diploma and a silver in the category C third place and the bronze medal of the cathedral, as well as Split Mixed Choir Vox Animae choir led by conductor Tomislav Veršič , which is to carry the song Ave Maria Split young composer Bernard Kahleja received the Audience Award and the Golden Cathedral.

Originally posted on: http://soup.si/sl/novice/2012/12/04/iz-splita-spet-zlati-apz-up

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