Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Choir from St Petersburg

25. July 2013
19 €

Vladislav Černušenko

Georgi Sviridov

25. 7. at 8.00 pm, Franciscan Church, Ljubljana
26. 7. at 8.00 pm, Kostanjevica na Krki, Božidar Jakac Gallery
27. 7. at 8.30 pm, Kranjska Gora, Vitranc Hall  

Programme in Ljubljana

Our Lord, save those devout and Holy God
Glory and Alleluia
The Miracle Unvoiced;
Christmas Chant
Three choirs from incidental music to A. K. Tolstoy’s play Tsar Feodor Ioannovich (1973)
Three Monastery stichires for man’s choir
The strange Birth

Programme in Kostanjevica na Krki AND Kranjska Gora

Russian sacred music
D. Bortnjanski: Concert for the choir n. 3
»O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices«
A. Arhangelski: The Creed
P. Česnokov: Let My Prayer Arise
P. Česnokov: God is With Us
Russian folk songs
In the Dark Forest (Arr. A. Pašenko)
The Song of the Volga Boatmen (Arr. O. Kolovski)
Along the River (Arr. A. Svečnikova)
Wicket (Arr. A. Flijarkovski)The Legend of the Twelve Robbers (Arr. V. Bulin)
Why Should I live and Grieve (Arr. I. Poltavcev)
An Evening Chime (Arr. A. Novikov)
Over the Fields, over the Opens (Arr. V. Bulin)


Upon of the guest appearance of one of the best choirs in the world in 1999 the newspapers wrote: ”The Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Choir or the St Peterburg’s Glinka State Academic Capella has been a joy and pride of the Russian music world as well the centre of its professional music education for centuries. Its history is strongly associated with the development of the Russian musical culture in all its integrity.” And it is actually indeed the Capella, which represents the first Russian choir, first opera and ballet performances in Russia, first special music school, first educational centre for the church choir leaders, first Russian symphony orchestra and the first philharmonic association. By the end of the 19th century the achievements of the finest world-class artists have created in Russia a unique musical institution that had no equal in the world. Its beginnings go back to 1476, when the Grand Duke of Moscow Ivan III founded the Emperor Choir Court Capella.

Vladislav Chernushenko has proved himself as a successful conductor in all the possible areas of music. He has been leading the Capella since 1974. It became under his guidance a brilliant musical corps, which also returned to performing of spiritual music after many years. Since the Glinka Choir boasts quite a grandiose repertoire, we will be able to listen this time to its two content-wise quite different sections. First, we will get to know the Russian church music, which played a very important role in the history of this great country, since it accompanied all its most important events. In recent decades, as we have already mentioned before, the Capella’s singers have been devoting themselves to the church music with special care and love. When performing both in Russia and abroad, they simply can not leave out of their programmes the exceptionally rich and varied repertoire of the Russian folk songs. And all its magic is most certainly revealed through its interpretation by such a marvellous ensemble as the Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Choir.

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