ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS CHANTS
Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir "BLAGOVEST" traditionally invites to a concert of Christmas chants on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 18:00 at the St. Peter's Church in Riga.
Led by the artistic director and conductor Aleksandrs Brandavs, the choir has prepared a new, not yet presented program of Russian sacred music: Christmas chants and concerts for the choir and soloists by Stepan Degtyarev, Nikolai Golovanov, Pavel Chesnokov and other composers. Some festive surprises will also be performed.
The children's choir of the Riga Pupil’s Palace (Rīgas Skolēnu pils) "Accolada" will take part in the concert as a guest, under the direction of conductor Oksana Cherkasova.
About the choir
Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir BLAGOVEST from Latvia was founded in 1990 with an aim to popularize forgotten treasures of Russian sacred music, which makes the most part of the choir's repertoire.
The choir has wide range of interests: from monophonic neumatic chants, called znamenniy raspev, based on Byzantine church music up to contemporary composers’ quests of spirituality. Various secular compositions of outstanding Russian, Latvian, and Western composers are included in the choir's repertoire as well. Read more