Backstage Passes Now Available for Columbia, SC Performance

Get Backstage Passes for Songs of Life
Backstage pass and performance combo tickets are available now for the Songs of Life performance in Columbia, SC on Sunday, November 3!

With the purchase of a $60 backstage pass/performance ticket (the regular cost of a premium seat), guests will get preferred seating  in the grand tier section and be able to personally meet members of the Bulgarian National Folklore Ensemble, University of Florida Concert Choir, Limestone College and Community Chorus, Young Sandlapper Singers, and the Bach Youth Festival Choir.

A limited number of backstage pass tickets are available to be purchased on Eventbrite.comTickets/backstage passes will be held at the will call for pick up at the Koger Center for the Arts.

… a smart, confidently written, seductively attractive piece that weaves Bulgarian folk instruments and folk-singing styles into colorful scoring. –The Washington Post; June 23, 2011


What is Songs of Life?
Songs of Life, A Melancholy Beauty is a profound, multimedia performance incorporating over 200+ musicians, film components, full orchestra, college choirs, and children’s choir. This music festival will also feature a special guest performance of the Bulgarian National Folklore Ensemble.

Inspired by the heroic acts of the Bulgarian people who risked their lives for their fellow citizens, Songs of Life champions the principles of tolerance in the midst of diversity and bravery in the face of prejudice.

…combines elements of classical choral style and folk music to tell the story of the rescue of almost 50,000 Bulgarian Jews during World War II. –New York Times; June 23, 2011

This 70th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews, Songs of Life is an international music festival produced by Varna International, previously performed and internationally acclaimed in Bulgaria, Israel, Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York City.


Discounted Tickets Also Available for Columbia and Charleston
Discounted tickets are  available still for both performances. For a limited time, premium seats can be purchased for $30 for individuals and $25 for groups of 10 or more people.

Songs of Life – Charleston, SC
November 2 at 7:30 pm
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
For tickets in Charleston, call 1-800-514-3849 or visit

Songs of Life – Columbia, SC
November 3 at 7:00 pm
Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene St. (at Assembly)
For tickets in Columbia, call 803-251-2222 or visit

…a massive undertaking …a noteworthy and stirring endeavor that deserves to be heard. – The Boston Musical Intelligencer; June 24, 2011