Moscow Chamber Choir presented a program "To remember ..."

Moscow Chamber Choir presented a program "To remember ..."
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War – in the early morning of June 1941, the life of our great prosperous country split into "before" and "after". In honor of this important date Moscow Chamber Choir performed its new program - "To remember ..." - in the Metropolitan Chamber of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra's Moscow monastery.

On the eve of Remembrance day, for those who have experienced and survived, for children and grandchildren of soldiers, that gave their lives for the world in which we now live, were performed well-known songs dedicated to the Great Patriotic War: "Katyusha", "Muscovites", "Ballad of a Mother" and "Let us bow to those great years".

Part of the program was devoted to the spiritual works, that became the property of listeners around the world with the large work of Vladimir Minin. Back in the mid-1970s. Moscow Chamber Choir revived in the global level of performance previously banned spiritual works by Russian composers, among which occupies a special place of Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom". During the concert were performed three fragments of this work, as well as the "Great Doxology" by Apostol Nikolaev-Strumsky and "I Believe" by Alexander Gretchaninov.

From the first day of its existence, the team regularly includes folk songs and authentic choral treatment to its repertoire. This concert wasn't the exception: Minin's choir sang Ukrainian folk song "Oh, letіli dyki goosi" and three short works by young composer Pavel Pihkteryov, inspired by folk art.

Conductor - Alexei Rudnevsky;
Choirmaster - Olga Slovesnova;
Accompanist - Elena Ilyina;
Announcer - Alla Dubiler.