Performance in Kaliningrad and Yantarny
The June tour for double performance in the E.F.Svetlanov Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic and Yantarny (an urban locality in Kaliningrad Oblast) actually finalized for BLAGOVEST the eventful season 2015-2016. BLAGOVEST departed to Kaliningrad at the invitation of the Philharmonic management and represented there the program “The Soul Sings of the Heaven”.
On June the 8th, under the arches of the Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic, the following compositions were performed by BLAGOVEST: “The Dolesome Canticles” by genius Alfred Shnitke, “Three Sacred Hymns” by Slovenian composer and conduction Ambrož Čopi, “Alleluia Super-Round” by William Albright and other pieces of music.
A day earlier, BLAGOVEST represented this program in the museum “Amber Castle” of the Yantarny.
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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