The group is founded in 1996. It is an activity of “Foundation of art and culture – Sevlievo”. More than sixty children sing in “The Children of Sevlievo”. They are separated in four parts, but only one takes part in concerts. These singers are aged 11-19 years old.
The conductor of “The Children of Sevlievo” is Vania Angelska, who won the National Competition “Teacher of Bulgaria 2000 and 2006” in musical section and the honor sign “Neofit Rilski”.
The repertoire of the group contains a cappella bulgarian folklore songs, folklore songs with modern arrangements, orthodox, world pop and ever green songs. Their performance contains songs and dances together.
“The Children of Sevlievo” have more than thirty concerts per year. The group often takes part in concerts together with the “Sevlievo Orchestra”.
“The Children of Sevlievo” works with the most eminent Bulgarian children song composers: Toncho Rusev, Haigashod Agasian, Viacheslav Kushev, Dimitar Penev, Andrei Drenikov etc.
The group often participates in the programs of the national and many private bulgarian televisions – New Television, bTV, BBT, TV 7, Skat Television, 7 days etc, and also of the Bulgarian National Radio.
In August 2012, the group took part in the international music festival in Massafra, Italy.
In August 2011 the vocal group took part in the International Folklore Festival in Marburg, Germany.
In July 2011 "The Children of Sevlievo" represented successfully Bulgaria in the International folklore festival in Greece.
In October 2010 the vocal group "The Children of Sevlievo" represented Bulgaria in the International music festival in Belgrade, Serbia. The group received an invitation to participate in this big and prestigious event after a careful selection process of the international jury panel. The Serbian audience was enchanted by the high-quality performance of the Bulgarian singers.
In July 2010 "The Children of Sevlievo" successfully participated in the International music festival in Barcelona, Spain, where with its emotional and high-quality performances won the hearts of the Catalan audience and the professional jury. More than 3000 spectators sang together with the Bulgarian singers.
In May 2010 the vocal group performed on the concert dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the "Sevlievo" Big-Band. The concert was held in the "Bulgaria" Hall in Sofia, which is considered as the musical hub of Bulgaria, where only the most pronouned musicians perform. Many elite musicians participated in the concerts such as prof. Anatoli Krastev, Milen Ivanov, Daniel Spasov, Stefka Onikyan, etc.
In May 2010 "The Children of Sevlievo" won the First Place Award and the Golden Cup in the International ethnomusic contest "The children of the Balkans - together in Europe". This was a special edition of the contest since only winners from the previous editions were invited to participate.
In October 2009 vocal group "The Children of Sevlievo" won the First place award in the National folklore singing contest "Golden nightingale" in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. The conductor of the group Vania Angelska received a special award - a DVD-player.
In July 2009 the vocal group participated successfully in the European Youth Week - an extraordinary event, where "The children of Sevlievo" not only presented their art and captivated the German audience with their songs, but also made a lot of friends and got in touch with the cultures of different countries.
In June 2009 "The Children of Sevlievo" won two First Place Awards and two Golden statues in the International music contest in the Golden sands, Bulgaria. More than 200 young and talanted performers from 6 countries participated in this event. Despite the high competition, the international jury decided on the undoubted victory of the vocal group in two categories - "Vocal ensembles" and "Solo singers, aged 15-20 years".
In May 2009 the vocal group won the Second Place Award, the Silver Cup and a Diploma from the International children festival "The Children of the Balkans - together in Europe".
In October 2008 "The children of Sevlievo" won the Grand Prix and the Special Award in the National folklore music contest "The Golden nightingale".
In July 2008 the vocal group "The children of Sevlievo" participated successfully in the international children festival "The music of the world", where they won the Crystal Statue and the Certificate for quality and artistic performance.
In May 2008 the teenage singers of the group participated together with "Sevlievo" Big Band in a copncert tour in Poland, where they performed pop, jazz, and bulgarian folklore music.
In July 2007 the group participated for the second time in the international folklore festival “Musichoridanse” in Tarare, France.
In June 2007 the teen members of the group took successfully part in the International festival in Novara, Italy.
In April 2007 “The children of Sevlievo” won the Gold medal and the First Prize in the National singing contest “Orfei’s talent” in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In March 2007 the group won Second prize in the National Video Competition “The folklore nowadays”.
In September 2006 the group took part in the international contest for chamber choirs “Tonen 2000” in the Netherlands. There they won the Gold Medal in “Folklore” section.
In August 2006 the vocal group took part in the international festival “BuskersBern” in Bern, Switzerland.
In May 2006 the vocal group won the Gold Cup in the international competition “The children of the Balkans – together in Europe” in Haskovo, Bulgaria.
In April 2006 the Bulgarian national television made a film for the group, containing Bulgarian renaissance songs. This film was dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the April rebellion. This film was broadcasted on the national Channel 1 and the satellite channel “TV Bulgaria”, which is watched all over the world.
On 28 February 2006 “The children of Sevlievo” celebrated their 10th anniversary with a big concert.
In November 2005 the group took part in the international educational program “Science on stage 1” in Geneva, the Switzerland. There they presented to scientists and students from 29 European countries the connection between the Physics and Music. Their performance included songs in English and Bulgarian folklore songs.
In August 2005 the group took successfully part in the International culture and music festival “Euroasia” in Istanbul, Turkey.
In May 2005 the Bulgarian national television made a film for the vocal group “The children of Sevlievo”, called “Unforgettable songs”, lasting 30 minutes.
In April 2005 vocal group “The children of Sevlievo” won the First prize and the Golden medal on the national singing competition “The Orfei’s Talent” in Sofia.
In August 2004 vocal group “The children of Sevlievo” took part in the international festival “Orchestrades Universalles” in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. The French National Television “Channel 3” recorded 3 songs of the group, while they were on the festival.
The major of the town of Saint Viance gifted the vocal group with the Honourty sign of the town.
In June 2004 the group took part in the International festival of folk art “Venok drujby” in Byelorussia.
In June 2003 “The Children of Sevlievo” took part in the International competition “Million miracles” in Sofia, Bulgaria, and won the Second prize.
In may 2003 the group took part in the Seventh National Folksong Competition “Golden Spring’2003” and won First prize.
In July 2002 in Tarrare, France, “The Children of Sevlievo” represented Bulgaria to the second edition of the international folklore festival “Musichoridanse”.
In February 2002 “The Children of Sevlievo” inaugurated The Annual Concert of the Bulgarian National Radio for young talents.
In August 2001 “The Children of Sevlievo” represented Bulgaria in the International Festival “Golden Ferry’2001” in Sochi, Russia. The Group won “The Golden Ferry Statuette” for their performance.
In 2001 the first CD of the group - “New Time” was released.
In August 2001 the first tape of the group called “Zasvirili sa i zaigrali” was released.
In June 2001 “The Children of Sevlievo” won the statue “Golden tuning fork” – a prize for the most perspective group in Bulgaria.
On the Sixth National Folksong Competition “Golden Spring’2001” they won the First prize for performance.
In 2000 on the Fifth National Folksong Competition “Golden Spring’2000” they won the First prize and the Golden statue.
In 1999 on the Fourth National Folksong Competition “Golden Spring’99” the vocal group the Second prize.
In 1998 two children from the group took part in a children’s program on the Bulgarian National Television.
In 1997 the Bulgarian National Television made a film for “The Children of Sevlievo”, called “Sacred Christmas”.
In 1996 their songs were part of the New Year’s program of the Bulgarian National Television.