The Banja Luka-based Serbian Singing Society “Jedinstvo” has a rich and spiritual composition on the rich repertoire, and in the previous year they had more than 60 participation in Sunday and holiday liturgies at the Church of Christ the Savior and the Holy Trinity Temple in Banja Luka.
“Jedinstvo” is one of the oldest societies in the Republic Srpska. It was founded in 1893 and operated, with an interruption during World War I, until 1941, when he was banned from work.
The society played a very important role in preserving the national tradition, spiritual, cultural and national identity of the Serbian people of Banja Luka and Krajina. At the initiative of the Protoiereus Stavrophor Ratko Radujković and Nemanja Savić, the work of this society was restored in 1992, whose Mixed Choir soon became one of the best choirs of the Republic Srpska and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Mixed choir of the Serbian Singing Society “Jedinstvo” confirmed high artistic achievements at numerous concerts held in the Republic of Srpska, BiH, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, France, Russia, China, United States, Australia …
The conductor of the choir “Jedinstvo” Nemanja Savic reminds that this society works under the patronage of the Serbian Orthodox Church Municipality of Banja Luka.
– The Serbian Singing Society “Jedinstvo” is also the holder of three high decorations: the Order of St. Sava, the Order of Njegoš and the Order of St. Andrew, as well as the Charter of the City of Banja Luka – Savic says.
He has composed numerous compositions for the choirs, ensembles and soloists with whom he works, many of which have been performed and are on the repertoire of domestic and foreign choirs.
– The mixed choir of SSS “Jedinstvo” realized a rich concert activity last year, with more than forty performances in Banja Luka and other cities of the Republika Srpska, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece … In 2020 we are planning more tours abroad, concert tours and participation in festivals and competitions in Austria (St. Paul, Millstadt, Klagenfurt, Vienna) and Australia (Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne) – Savić emphasized.
Special activities in 2019 were performed by the choir Jedinstvo within the contents of the celebration of the very significant jubilee, the 800th anniversary of the independence of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The choir recorded audio material for two CDs last year, which, together with the CDs and DVDs of the Choir of the Diocese of Banja Luka, were promoted to a wider audience at a concert in October – Nemanja Savić recalled.