Covid-19 Statement

The Performing Arts industry has been badly affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. With social distancing measures likely to continue for some time, the industry is dealing with unprecedented obstacles, threatening its survival. We performers of every kind around the world look forward to the day when we can continue our vocation. I, for one, long for the day when I can get back to the stage! My last performance before the Pandemic put everything to a halt was singing the title role in a new production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ on opening night at English National Opera. The memory of this special occasion sustains my hopes for a better post-pandemic future. Let us hope that this hiatus doesn’t last very much longer and that authorities and benefactors around the world commit to supporting the arts, and thus society at large. We don’t know how and we don’t know when. But we artists will be back! Božidar Smiljanić –...

Beethoven: Mass in C major

Wednesday 1 July 2020 – 7:30PM – Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, UK Eilana Lappalainen –  sopranoMarta Fontanals-Simmons – mezzo-sopranoJoshua Ellicott – tenorBOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ  – bassPeter Tiboris – conductor MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING Beethoven’s primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was ‘not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.’A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the Mass as they had never been treated before. The result is a humble, beautiful contemplation of the divine, invested with Beethoven’s innovating, symphonic designs – one of his most unusual and touching works, and a fitting tribute to the composer himself, two-and-a-half centuries on from his birth. Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris is at the helm of the Orchestra for a concert which also includes Beethoven’s great concert aria Ah! perfido. The concert is scheduled to end at approximately...

Handel: Messiah

Friday 10th April 2020 – 2.30pm – Royal Albert Hall, London Royal Choral SocietyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra Richard Cooke – ConductorRichard Pearce – Organist Bass-Baritone: BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ MORE INFORMATION AND...

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SONGS OF TRAVEL AND WALTON: BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST

Saturday 1 August 2020 – Evening – Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, UK Closing Concert of the ‘Three Choir’s Festival’ 2020 Samuel Hudson – ConductorBOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ – Bass-BaritoneThree Choirs Festival ChorusPhilharmonia Orchestra Ireland A London OvertureBeethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous VoyageVaughan Williams Songs of TravelWalton Belshazzar’s Feast MORE INFORMATION AND...