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Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate

Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate


The Russian Patriarchate Choir of Moscow was founded by Anatoly Grindenko in Trotse-Sergieva Lavra in 1983. Holding to tradition, the Choir consists of 12-13 members, who perform both in Russia (where it is an actual church choir) and internationally. The singers are dedicated scholars of the repertoire for male voices who led the way in the re-recovery of Orthodox church music in the late years of the Soviet Regime. At that time-when the government did not support the Choir's efforts-the group spent years decoding ancient manuscripts and giving the first performances of works that had lain in obscurity for centuries.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union came the opportunity for the group to perform internationally and bring its beloved music to a wide public. Through live performances and many recordings, the Choir has reached a huge worldwide audience. "The response of the full house grew throughout from warm to clamorous...emphatic and dynamic performances," said the New York Times of the Choir's hit appearance at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. The members have appeared throughout Europe and Scandinavia, at Festivals in Utrecht, London, Maastricht, Barcelona, Ravenna, and at Les Folles Journees in Nancy.


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Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate : Russian Folk Songs : 00  1 CD :  : 8.550781

Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate : Russian Folk Songs

Review: The Patriarchal Choir, Moscow was formed in 1983, and consists of professional singers, both men and women. The choir take part in the services of the Moscow Church of the Resurrection, basing its work on old Russian choral tradition, from the 17th century to works of bortnyansky, Rachmaninov and others. The Choir began touring abroad in 1987. "Folk Songs" features 17 a cappella songs; some of our favorites are "Down the River Mother Volga," "In The dark forest," "The bell tolls," "O, the sweet night," "Do not reproach me, do not blame," "The troika-mail is running," "Along the river" and "Dark Eyes." There is tremendous depth of feeling here; wonderful solos supported by solid background harmonies. A powerful and moving CD!

Songlist: Down the River Mother Volga, O the steppes, In the dark forest, The bell tolls, Snow fall in the street, Steppes, only steppes all around, O, the sweet night, Do not reproach me, do not blame, The troika-mail is running, Fade, fade, The legend of the twelve highwaymen, The young man has flown like a bird, Evening bell, Guelder rode, Neighbour, Along the river, Dark eyes

6923c | 00 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella Russian a cappella

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