Led by conductor Dora Hristova, the ensemble is celebrating its golden anniversary this year as Bulgarias official choir for its state-run television network. The group is so admired in its homeland that its leaders hand-pick a small fraction of the applicants to sing a repertoire that mixes avant-garde with the Middle Ages. These daughters of the earth achieve and surpass the habitual limits taught in our schools of music, says Marcel Cellier, the choirs producer. The human voice raised in song is far more eloquent than when it speaks.
Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
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