Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and
“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing
praises to God while I have my being.” (Psalm 103:33-34)
Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic
you weave, tie the strings to the sky"
Duhovna Lira Sv. Vladike Nikolaja Clip
sa CD u izvodjenju SSF i nekih clanova naseg hora
Spiritual music, CLIP
from CD made by SSF and some St. Nicholas Choir members.
Greetings for Mrs. Chelar
Hermitage, Cudan Sanak
Annual Concert 2008
The official website that has
all information relating to the
and Cake Schedule
CONGRATULATION TO OUR CHOIR EXECUTIVE 2013
Milan Sanader & Vera Moore
Draga Vucak & Mary Zivic
Tomi Andjelic & Nora Stojsavljevich
TELEPHONE COMMITTEE :
Jessie Belajac & Marilyn
Fr. Stevo, Protinica Mira, Mary Zivic,
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.
The choir has
continuously sang responses to the Holy Liturgy at our now, St.
Nicholas Cathedral since consecration in 1965.
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
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
1964 Inception with Slavko
Zubac director. Jovo Borovich first president.
1972 Mira Stojsavljevic director.
1974 Induction into the SSF with our Kumovi choir, SSS Sloboda of
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
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
2005 Hosted SSF Choral Workshop.
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TO THE ST. NICHOLAS CHOIR'S 50th ANNIVERSARYe="font-size: 9pt">COUNTDOWN
TO THE ST. NICHOLAS CHOIR'S 50th ANNIVERSARY
The weekend of November 1, 2014 marks a very special time in our
community. Our beloved church choir, the St. Nicholas Serbian
Orthodox Cathedral Choir, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.
God willing, our honoured singing guests for this weekend will be
the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church Choir from Kansas City,
Kansas. Despite being over a year and a half from now, planning for
this momentous occasion has already begun. It will be wonderful,
for example, if as many of our past members as possible could join
us on stage for at least one song. Imagine the glorious sound of a
300+ voice choir!
It’s hard to believe that it has been 50 years since the choir’s
humble but enthusiastic beginnings. The choir came into existence
in 1964 under the leadership of President +Jovo Borovich and the
capable directorship of +Slavko Zubac. In 1968 Slavko passed the
directorship to +Roger Todorovic and +Peter Bila. Since 1972, our
choir has been under the direction of our beloved Protinica Mira
Stojsavljevic. Mira's dedication to the choir has lasted 4 decades
and continues to this day. In recognition of her service to her
choir and community, the Serbian Singing Federation (SSF) awarded
Protinica Mira with prestigious +Adam Popovich at the SSF festival
Initially, the choir sang responses to the Holy Liturgy held at the
Queen’s hall, a temporary home which was donated by the Chelar
family. The choir has continuously sung responses at the St.
Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral since the Cathedral’s
consecration in 1965. The sound of our choir has also helped to
enrich many joyous occasions such as weddings and slavas. We have
also supported families in our community as they grieved the loss of
a beloved friend or family member.
Anniversary an event to remember for the next 50 years. Your
support, participation and ideas are greatly appreciated.