See you in the next concert season!
Dear friends! Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir has completed its work in the framework of the concert season 2015-2016. Our staff have a lot of things to remember and to be proud - this time period was full of a wide variety of events.
Several times during the last season the team performed "Requiem" - one of the greatest works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (along with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva). For the first time Austrian genius' mysterious work was made in Moscow by the Russian and Ukrainian artists - Vladimir Minin invited artists of the National Opera of Ukraine (Mykola Shulyak, Sergei Kovnir and Daria Knyazeva) and soloist of Bolshoi Theatre Alina Yarovaya.
In addition, Gioacchino Rossini's famous "Petite Messe Solennelle" - amazingly beautiful and truly mysterious work of the Italian master - was returned to choir's repertoire. "Not very small and not very messe" was performed by talented artists: the winner of the TV project "Grand opera" Saltanat Akhmetova (soprano), soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Agunda Kulaeva (mezzo-soprano) and Pavel Czerwinski (bass), Alex Sayapin (tenor), Alexander Gindin (piano) and Marianne Vysotskaya (organ).
In February Minin's choir returned to one more important works in its repertoire - the literary and musical composition "Tell me - is He the devil or God ..?", created on the basis of the play "Gaft's dream retold by Viktyuk". This work became the main number of "Century-wolfhound that throws on my shoulders" program, in which were also performed Dmitry Shostakovich's "Ten choral poems on words of revolutionary poets" and Samuel Barber's "Adagio" arranged for choir. Premiere of the "Ten Poems" CD expected in the beginning of our next concert season.
In march there was a premiere of the documentary "Minin and Gaft" on the Russian TV's First Channel, in which famous actor and legendary choral conductor talks about their lives during wartime and postwar years, the difficulties and the joys of creative way, thinkings about the faith and the art.
The main concerts of the season were in April, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Philharmonic-2, there was a world premiere of Yuri Sherling's oratorio "Exodus Triada".
In the performance of work, based on the ancient biblical story, attended the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E. F. Svetlanov, conductor Fyodor Lednyov, tenor Leonid Bomshteyn and film and theater actor Vladas Bagdonas (Lithuania).
Many of songs from choir's repertoire were dedicated to the 100th anniversary of outstanding Soviet and Russian composer, pianist, People's Artist of the USSR Georgy Sviridov. For Moscow Chamber Choir and Vladimir Minin this date is particularly important - they were friends and co-creators for more than 30 years. "Moscow chamber choir was not only the first performer of many of my writings. And what a performer! But it was the first chorus, which revealed to me the possibilities of this genre. Not once in his art, I found inspiration...", - the composer wrote. In early December, the Moscow Chamber Choir went on a concert tour dedicated to G. Sviridov's 100th anniversary, and visited three cities: Kemerovo, Tomsk and Seversk.
Within the framework of the project "Minin's choir for children" our team performed a lot of free concerts at children's schools of arts, music and secondary schools, centers of additional education, health care institutions.
In January Moscow Chamber Choir was the guest of honor at the closing ceremony of the Russian Choir Championship, and went to a concert mini-tour there was concerts at the Russian Embassy in Poland and Evangelical Church. Choir also participated in ХХXV International Festival of Sacred Music "Hajnówka 2016", and took first place among the professional choirs.
In the beginning of June there was a solemn ceremony of the Elena Obraztsova Foundation in which Vladimir Minin was awarded by "For the many years of service to the vocal art" award.
Thank You for Your attention and support - we will be glad to meet You again in the concert season 2016-2017!