St. Peter’s Euro tour Band
Franciscan Monastery Nazareth
Nazarje, 21. 4. 2019, 18.00
Concert Hall Terme Dobrna, 22. 4. 2019, 17.00
St Peter’s Euro tour Band is a group of young St Peter’s College students that decided to undertake opportunity to visit centres of European art and music. They are led by John Gluyas Head of Brass and Director of Symphonic Band at St Peter’s College who also arrange several compositions that will be performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and Italy. Band is mix of accomplished musicians and younger musicians, woodwind,brass and string instrumentalists that enjoy playing together. Except visiting important museums, theatres and music halls the will perform series of concerts with the eclectic repertoire from NZ favourite songs to Croatian and Slovenian folk songs. They will visit; Rome, Napoli, Bari, Dubrovnik, Dobrna, Ljubljana, and Vienna. At the end of their journey in Vienna they will have workshop at the J. S. Bach Conservatorium with their woodwind specialists.
We began singing the Sunflowers together during the elementary school, now 12 years ago, when four of our girls encouraged our co-writer Katja Gruber to join us together. At that time, we acted under the name of i-chorus, and the true Sunflowers became more than 3 years old and then invited one more - our youngest singer Manjo.
With beautiful melodies, we try to sow into the hearts of people at various events and various celebrations, especially in local places, as well as elsewhere. In the year 2016, we first attended the Sozvočenje competition and received a cash prize for the purchase of notebooks and a special prize for the implementation of the most interesting music program, which was compiled by our former artistic director, Katja Gruber, on the theme "In the world, you are the sun". We prefer to interact with interesting events of Slovene folk songs and Slovenian pop songs, otherwise we also like to tackle unfamiliar songs. Since each is itself its own world and the time when we are together is ideal for anything other than singing, our exercises almost always prolong and become even more interesting.
In December 2018 we went to Argentina to sing a wedding with their singers, while at the same time we regularly performed at meetings with various Argentinian hosts and rounded up with a concert where we presented the diversity of Slovene folk songs to the local audience and delighted them above Slovenia.