The vocal ensemble Carmina Slovenica with its artistic director Karmina Šilec is noted for its innovative programming which explores works from the forefronts of the contemporary music scene. With »Choregie – vocal theatre or theatre of voices« Carmina Slovenica is introducing a concept which incorporates contemporary music, drama, movement and other stage elements.
With this concept of vocal theatre the ensemble performed on stages worldwide – from Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space to the Teresa Carreño Theatre in Caracas, from Hong Kong Cultural Centre to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Carmina Slovenica has been invited to music events of the highest esteem such as the World Music Days (organized by the ISCM), Moscow Easter Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, the World Symposium on Choral Music (organized by the IFCM), the European Symposium on Choral Music (IFCM), Polyfollia, America Cantat, Choir Olympics, Europa Cantat etc.
Many productions have been awarded on different occasions, lately in 2008, when Karmina Šilec received an award from the International Theatre Institute "Music Theatre Now" in the category Music beyond opera.
The main aim of the ensemble and its artistic director is a continual search for new music and new fields of work which has already shown results in a wide repertoire it has today; from early and ethnic vocal music to the latest avant-garde. The choir with its characteristic sound and wide-ranged virtuosity is the ideal ensemble for different repertoires - from a cappella music of all genres to vocal instrumental projects.
Concert tours in almost all countries of Europe, the USA, Canada, Africa, Central and South America, Japan and China, many highest awards at international choral competitions, participation in many international projects, recordings made for many radio and television stations, 15 CDs and 1 LP produced, excellent reviews of the ensemble's performances by musical experts and critics ... all these achievements speak for themselves and confirm the choir's highest reputation.
Carmina Slovenica performs with an artistry that inspires audiences and critics alike and stands as a model in the international choir movement.