VIDEO: These Young Singers Will Make You Want to Visit Kranj!

VIDEO: These Young Singers Will Make You Want to Visit Kranj!

During lockdown in Slovenia, the girls’ choir and orchestra of the Kranj Gymnasium recorded a song from Kranj, which they titled “Crossing the Kokra River Bridge”

Founded in 1810, Gymnasium Kranj is the oldest gymnasium in the Gorenjska Region of Slovenia. During its long history, more than 13,000 high school graduates have graduated here. In the recent years, the school has been especially known for its choirs and orchestra.

Kranj is Slovenia’s fourth-largest city,

A lockdown in Kranj

When the schools throughout Slovenia were closed and the city centre of Kranj was more or less empty, the girls’ choir and members of the Kranj Grammar School orchestra recorded a lovely performance.

In the video, they take us around some of the town’s major sights, highlighting the Kokra River Bridge, built over the Kokra Canyon.


A Familiar Song?

Their “Crossing the Kokra River Bridge” (Čez Kokrški Most) song might sound familiar. It is made after the well known song about Ljubljana, called Across the Šuštar Bridge” (Čez Šuštarski Most), performed in the 1960’s by Majda Sepe.

But the original, however, is the famous song “Waterloo Road” by Michael Wilshaw.

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