The 9th traditional Serbian New Year Concert of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Society “Prosvjeta” was held in Vienna on the occasion of the New Year according to the Julian calendar.
The concert of humanitarian character was attended by Ambassador of Serbia to Austria Nebojša Rodić, representatives of Serbian organizations, Austrian authorities, clergy and a large number of Serbs, as well as Austrians, announced from “Prosvjeta” in Austria.
The envoy of the Bishop of Austrian-Swiss Andrei, Father Jovan Govedarica, conveyed warm greetings to the bishop and a contribution of 500 euros for the children of “Prosvjeta” of the Serbian language school.
According to tradition, the New Year’s Concert opened on Monday evening, January 13, the “Little Choir” within “Prosvjeta” under the direction of Vera Simić, with appropriate songs in Serbian and German.
The most prominent participants in the concert were the prima donna of the Belgrade opera Dragana del Monaco and the pianist Natasa Veljković, who inspired the mix of Serbian, Russian, Spanish and Italian songs.
Cellist Milos Stosiek, soloist Natasa Veljković, and singers Jelena Krstić and Aleksandar Simić also performed.
President of “Prosvjeta” Srđan Mijalković thanked his guests and friends for their help, and expressed his hope that the next, 10th Serbian New Year’s Concert would be held in the renowned Golden Hall of the Musikverein, which hosts the world-famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic.