Men’s chorus "Brodosplit" has been founded in 1972. It is one of the most appreciated choirs in Republic of Croatia due to its work, number of performances, diversity of program, value of interpretation, singing culture, peculiar sounds and compact voices.
They nourish very wide and diverse repertoire from renaissance composers up to contemporary artists. Its specificity is cultivation of tradition of narrow native land, i.e. Dalmatian local and concert songs harmonized and arranged by most qualified Croatian composed. The chorus special accent puts on promotion of famous composers from our history like Motovunjanin, Lukačić, Bajamonti, Lamperini, Raffaelli etc. unfortunately forgotten but meritorious names of our musical culture.
The chorus was managed by most respected pedagogues and conductors like: prof. Daniel Šeparović and prof. Josip Veršić, and since 1988 the chorus has been conducted by composer and conductor Vlado Sunko, professor at Arts Academy Split.
The chorus has received many awards for its work and high achievements in the field of reproduction like: prize of City of Split 1979 and 1994, medal of City of Split 2002, prize of Splitsko-dalmatinska County for 30 years anniversary 2002., I. prize and absolute 1st place on a state competition of choirs of Croatia, Zadar 1990 and 1995, Rijeka 1993, Umag 1999 and Novigrad 2007.
The chorus Brodosplit, every year, organizes international tours and participates in international choirs festivals. Results are visible in high awards received on these festivals and competitions like: gold medal on International choirs festival at Xiamen (China) 2006, and one of highest and most beautiful prizes is title of Olympic winner from Choirs Olympic held in Linz and Graz (Austria) in 2000 and 2008.
Some of “bigger” peaces performed by Chorus Brodosplit are Sunko’s cantata 'Gold of the Virgin Mary grace', Cherubini’s Requiem, Stipišić’s oratorio Resurrection, and highest experts’ awards received for performing of oratorio 'Pain of our Lord Jesus Christ' by Boris Papandopulo. Beside rich concert activities the chorus published 6 CD-s and monography for 30th Anniversary.
(and much more at www.gz-brodosplit.hr)