‘Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac’
Painting by Uros Predic
Brief History of the Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac Choir of Chicago
Although the choir from Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church has a long history under different names and under various directorships, the Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac (SSM) Choir began in the 1980’s. From the very beginning and to this day choir members continue to sing, on a voluntary basis, during Sunday liturgical services and other special observances and events making a valuable contribution to the OHR church.
Current History and Mission
The Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac Choir’s Mission is to sing to the glory of God and to perpetuate Serbian music and culture. In addition to singing for services, the SSM choir participates with other Orthodox choirs in various sacred concerts including but not limited to the Serbian Orthodox Choral Association’s (SOCA) Annual festivals nationwide.
Each year the choir sets up a calendar of events. Choir practices usually take place from September to June in the church hall at 7:30pm. (Specific start date and day for choir practices will be posted in church as well as on OHR’s web page www.serbianohr.org ). Bi-monthly choir meetings usually take place on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy.
The SSM choir is always looking for people who would like to sing and contribute to our mission. For more information about joining the choir or becoming a sponsor, you may contact the President of the SSM choir at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Choir Director at email@example.com or visit us on FaceBook – Serbian Orthodox SSM CHOIR ~ Chicago, Illinois on Palmer