Christmas Fundraising Concert with Banski Starcheta

Our Bulgarian Education and Culture Society Pchela conceives, organizes and executes events promoting traditional Bulgarian culture and have significance for Bulgarian people.


We have executed many successful events. Every year we conduct two important events Balkan Fest and Nadigravaneto. Also we host a number of concerts, appearances and exhibits.


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Christmas Fundraising Concert with Banski Starcheta

December 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 17

“Banski Starcheta” and their captivating voices will transport you to a place far away, to the picturesque snowy peaks of Pirin Mountain in the heart of the Balkans. The strength and depth of their harmonized sounds will resonate within you, conveying the essence of their lyrics without the need for translation. Their enchanting performance at the wedding of Princess Kalina of Bulgaria elevated the experience for all royal guests.

Established in 1980 by Atanas Yanchovichin, Banski Starcheta’s mission goes far beyond unique songs and preserving traditional folklore. Atanas has sought out and revived hundreds of unique folk songs from Bansko region a significant contribution not only to the city’s history, but also to Bulgaria’s traditional musical heritage.

“Banski Starcheta” have received numerous awards at renown folklore festivals in Stambovо, Koprivshtitsa, Rozhen, Ruse, and “Pirin Sings”. Currently, the “Banski Starcheta” ensemble also comprises of a dance group, as well as children and youth groups. Atanas Yanchovichin’s groups have performed at various concerts throughout Europe including a standalone concert at the Mozart Hall in Vienna.

“Without love and devotion nothing can be done. Everything comes from within. That is who we are – the “Banski Starcheta”. We are all singers and musicians.” – Atanas Yanchovichin


This fundraising concert is organized in support to programs for kids and students interested in Bulgarian folklore music and arts.


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Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall in Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach

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