2nd The Christmas Music Festival in Zagreb 2017

1–21st December, 2017

It is only the second year of the Christmas Music Festival in Zagreb, and we already gathered 49 participants, choirs and vocal ensembles, that is about 1200 singers from all over Croatia.

The feature of the Festival 2017 was multiculturalism, on the Festival performed a choir consisted of refugees (Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, …), a couple from Iran who sang spiritual songs in Persian as well as national minorities with Ukrainian, Italian, Russian songs…

The Festival was held in the beautiful historic places of our city: the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the MIMARA Museum, the Dverce Palace, the French Pavilion, in the Churches of St. Catherine and St. Francis Ksaverski, the Archaeological Museum, in the St. Benedict Church in Stupnik, as well as on the new open attractive space in front of the Croatian National Theater.

As a part of the Festival, the humanitarian action CHILDREN FOR CHILDREN was held with the aim to help children suffering from malignant illness (more about it under the Activities).
The humanitarian children’s concert, held on December 15th in the Museum of Arts and Crafts had a live video on the social networks so that our „little fighters„ whom the concert was intended to could listen it. The concert was attended by 20,000 listeners on the facebook!


Festival Jury announced the awards for high performance achievements to:

  • Choir Cantores Sancti Marci
  • Folk ensemble I.G.Kovačić
  • Academic choir Vladimir Prelog
  • Female vocal ensemble (klapa) Cesarice
  • Children’s chamber choir of the Music School P. Markovac
  • Academic choir of the Faculty for Philosophy in Zagreb Concordia discors

Festival Jury

Article about the Festival 2018 in the Croatian Composers' Society's magazine Cantus for December, page 42-43

Festival photography


  • Croatian Composers’ Society
  • Croatian Cultural Association
  • University of Zagreb
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts
  • MIMARA Museum
  • Arheological Museum
  • Students’ Centar in Zagreb
  • Centar for Music, Rijeka

Festival participants

• Folk ensamble I. G. Kovačić

• Mixed choir KUD-a INA

• Choir Schola Cantorum Rijeka

• Istravaganti, Umag

• Jeka Primorje, Rijeka

• Vocal ensemble Karlovčanke

• Domaćigosti

• Choir Cantores Sancti Marci

• Vocal ensemble Angeluš

• Vocal ensemble Klapa Sorelo

• Academic choir Vladimir Prelog

• Female vocal ensemble Rezonanca

• Mixed choir I. Kukuljević Sakcinski

• KUD Širine, Novo virje

• Mixed choir Ronjgi, Istra

• Chamber choir Vita, Lendava, Slovenia

• The Russian Association in Međimurje Kalinka

• Vocal ensemble Groovy Acappella, Zagreb

• Gospel choir Sunce, Zagreb

• Choir Đuro Prejac, Desinić

• HOKUD Sloboda

• Mixed choir KUD-a Pojatno

• Choir Davidias

• Choir Josip Štolcer Slavenski, Čakovec

• Croatin Singing Society Kalnik, Križevci

• KUD Naša Lipa, Tuhelj

• Academic choir of the Faculty for Philosophy in Zagreb Concordia discors

• Female vocal ensemble (klapa) Cesarice

• Male vocal ensemble (klapa) Nostalgija

• Male vocal ensemble (klapa) Petrada

• Mixed vocal ensemble (klapa)Prvi komin Snježanin

• Children’s chamber choir of the Music School P. Markovac

• Children’s choir Kap, Rijeka

• Female choir of the Female gymnasium in Zagreb

• Choir of the Elementary school Malešnica

• Choir of the Elementary school Ljubljanica

• Choir of the Elementary school Granešina

• Children’s choir Kikići i genijalci

• Children’s choir Zorica, Karlovac

• Vocal ensemble Kaljina, Rijeka

• City choir Franjo pl. Lučić, Velika Gorica

• Mixed choir Rijeka – Sempre Allegro

• Female vocal ensemble (klapa) Armorin

• KUD Cvijet, Cvetković

• KUD Lađevčani

• KUD Stari Graničar, Cirkvena

• KUD Šijaci, Biškupci

• KUD Kravarsko, Kravarsko

• Female vocal ensemble KUU Društvo žena Gornji Kraljevec

Festival program