A Condensed History of
St.Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Choir
The St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Choir came into existence in 1964 under the leadership of President Jovo Borovich and the capable directorship of Slavko Zubac. The choir had a humble beginning, singing responses to the Holy Liturgy held at the Queen’s hall, a temporary home which was donated by Mrs. Milica Chelar and Mr. Marko Chelar. The choir has continuously sang responses to the Holy Liturgy at our now, St. Nicholas Cathedral since consecration in 1965.
Slavko Zubac started a junior choir in 1968 and passed on the directorship of the senior choir to Roger Todorovic with teaching help from Peter Bila
In 1972 the St. Nicholas Cathedral Choir's current directress Protinica Mira Stojsavljevic arrived. Mira's dedication to the choir has lasted over 3 decades and continues to this day.
The St. Nicholas Cathedral choir holds annual concerts where we host choirs from other Serbian Church communities. We often represent our community by singing events hosted by other communities. The St. Nicholas Cathedral Choir continues to uphold the SSF mission to help perpetuate and promote the cultural, liturgical and ethnic music of our Serbian forefathers.
Crown prince Aleksandar and princess Katarina attended Divine Liturgy!
1964 Inception with Slavko Zubac director. Jovo Borovich first president.
1968 Roger Todorovic director.
1972 Mira Stojsavljevic director.
1974 Induction into the SSF with our Kumovi choir, SSS Sloboda of South Chicago.
1976 Sang responses for the consecration of Holy Trinity Church in Montreal, Quebec.
1986 Sang at Ontario Place, Toronto for the 20th Anniversary of the Ontario Folk Arts Multicultural Council
1987 Honoured guests at the 46 Annual SSF Festival held in Aliquippa PA.
1989 Sang responses for the consecration of Holy Trinity Church in Kitchener, ON.
1992 During the visit of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle, sang responses along with the Stevan Mokranjac choir for the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at the St. Nicholas church on Barton St. in Hamilton and at Vespers at our church on Nash Rd.
1995 Sang responses for the Consecration of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery and Pontifical Divine Liturgy with His Holiness Patriarch Pavle officiating.
1996 Bestowed with the St. Sava Award for 20 years of dedicated participation in Divine Liturgies and functions of the Canadian Diocese.
2005 Hosted SSF Choral Workshop.