In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
The history of legendary Russian singing choir began in 1929. Since than it has been traveling all over the world and performing arts of Russian culture. Step by step, the choir has extended its team of the ballet part. They all have been cheered by audience all around the world (for example in Austria, Algeria, Great Britain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Vietnam, Cuba, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland etc.). In 2007, they are going to perform again in Kosice and Bratislava. It will be their first performance after more than 20 years since their last visit.
The strength of their show lies in world-known songs like "Kalinka", "Donci-Molodci" etc. Alexander's were the first who sung the song "Sojuz nerusimyj", the anthem of Soviet Union. Along the Russian classical music you can hear Verdi's hymn Immenso Jehova of Nabucco, Mosorskij's "Raschodilas, razgujalas", Meisn's "Delilah" and many more. The choir survived many influences like Communism, Perestroika, wild Russian capitalism, difficult 90-ties, Saga of Putin and so on. Their interconnected emotions are expressed by their Russian professionalism. They have never used playback and emotionally they perform as the last one. Mit has been told who has never heard Alexander's, cannot understand Russian spirit.
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Review: The internationally renowned and hugely popular Red Army Choir and Orchestra present Russian favourites. Popular songs such as Hey, Ukhem! (Volga Boatmen), Stenka Razin, Poliushko Polye, The Story of the Twelve Robbers, Kolokolchik (Ring The Bell), Kalinka, Vecernij Zvon (Evening Bells) and others.
Review: A collection of 20 songs celebrating the first 20 years of this amazing chorus.
Review: Spirited, committed, manly singing. Soul-shaking stuff! The ensemble is incisive; soloists are marvelous. The folk melodies are enchanting. The songs - and the singers - are bound up in the cultural fabric of the Cossacks, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Trotsky, Nabakov... This music conveys the great romantic, dignified, boisterous soul of the Russian People.
Review: Since its humble beginnings in the first decade of Stalin's rule, to performing over 1500 concerts at the frontlines in WWII, bolstering the besieged Russian troops' resolve, to the international acclaim that has followed them since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Red Army Choir is arguably the world's leading and most visual choral/dance ensemble. "Live in Paris" is a stunning group of 25 (actually 27, with bonus tracks "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells") pieces, from the testosterone-soaked "Russian National Anthem," "Oh Fields My Fields," "The Sacred War" (an apt anthem for a people who stopped the Nazi war machine in its bloody tracks), "Kalinka" and "On the Road" (A Soldier's Song); to dramatic and colorful dance numbers like "The Cossack Dance," "The Navy Dance" (where women first appear onstage), the high-kicking "Zaporoque's Cossacks" and "The Festival March" this is powerful, moving stuff throughout. Opera-quality Tenor and Baritone soloists, an orchestra that includes multiple balalaikas and accordions, and song selections like "Dark Eyes," "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves," "The Bandit's Chorus," "The March of the Toreadors," "Katioucha" and "Moscow Nights;" these are the soul of heroic romanticism. The bottom line: "Live in Paris" is great entertainment on many levels!