The Children’s Choir Festival has released the program and song list for the special performances taking place Saturday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

The Children’s Choir of St. Sava Church will be playing festival host under the direction of Ivana Stankovich. The festival titled “The Crown of Tones” will feature children singing a variety of songs that celebrate the rich Serbian cultural heritage. This special event will take place in the new Pavilion at St. Sava, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Youth choirs from churches around the midwest will share their talents including St. Sava Serbian Church, Merrillville, IN; St. George Serbian Church, Schererville, IN; KORNELIJE STANKOVIĆ of St. George Serbian Church, East Chicago, IN; BRANKIĆI of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, and St. Sava Serbian Cathedral, Milwaukee, WI.

Youth orchestra GRAČANICA from New Gračanica, Third Lake, IL will also be performing.

Program and Song List for “Crown of Tones” Children’s Choir Festival 2016

1.”GRAČANICA” ORCHESTRA ­– Gračanica Monastery, Third Lake, Illinois

  • SERBIAN SPLET­ – INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
  • PRED IKONOM SVETOG SAVE  – Solo with guitar –­ Niki Medanović

Head of orchestra ­– Miroslav Medanović

2. Children’s Choir ”SAINT SAVA” – ­ St. Sava Church, Merrillville, Indiana

  • SERBIAN TRADITIONAL SONGS ­ – SPLET
  • SIMONIDA
  • FILI, FILI, FILIA
  • BUDIMO LJUDI ­– SONG ABOUT PATRIARCH PAVLE

Choir Director­ – Ivana Stanković
Guitar ­ – Vasilije Vasko Stanković
Flute ­ – Ivana Filipović

3. Children’s Choir “SAINT SAVA” – St. Sava Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • BOGORODICE DJEVO
  • TJELO HRISTOVO
  • SVETI SAVO
  • MARŠIRALA KRALJA PETRA GARDA
  • OJ, SRBIJO

Choir Director – Jennifer Sweetland
Substitute ­– Mirjana Ubiparipović Brankov

4. Children’s Choir ” BRANKIĆI”­ – Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois

  • HRISTOS DODJE MEDJU NAS
  • NEBESKA SRBIJA
  • KAD TE VIDIM NA SOKAKU
  • MOLIMO ZA FINU TIŠINU

Choir Director – Jelena Vranić
Substitute – Jelena Stojaković

5. Children’s Choir ”KORNELIJE STANKOVIĆ”­ – St. George Church, East Chicago, Illinois

  • RASTKO
  • TRISVETO ­ SVJATI BOŽE
  • TROPAR SVETOM DJORDJU
  • KOSOVSKI BOŽUROVI

Choir Director – ­Tatjana Nenadović

6. Children’s Choir ”SAINT GEORGE”­ – St. George Church, Schererville, Indiana

  • MARIJO SLAVNA
  • SPLET OJ, SRBIJO

Choir Director­ – Tijana Samardžija