Tears and laughter with Russian music of the highest level

One of the soloists from Russian choir 'Voskresenije'.
One of the soloists from Russian choir 'Voskresenije'.

The sound of Russian music and song will be filling Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, next Thursday.

Russian choir ‘Voskresenije’ is making a popular return, bringing its delightful blend of sacred music and folk song.

The first half of the evening will include works by Russian masters, including Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky, with the choir being joined by The Priory Singers for Mussorgsky’s cantata ‘IIsus Navin’.

The second half brings tears and laughter in a varied spectrum of folk music, with a special feature for extraordinary basso profundo Anatoly Artamonov.

All the singers are from St Petersburg and soloists are in the Russian tradition.

The fascinating and beautiful sound they produce is very different from the British choral tradition.

Under the direction of Jurij Maruk, formerly of the Mravinski Theatre, this is an opportunity to hear Russian music at the highest level.

The choir is now nearing the end of a two-month tour of the UK.

Tickets are available in advance at gc5@st-andrews.ac.uk or telephone 01382 540031, or at the door from 6.45pm. For more information about the choir, see voskresenije.blogspot.com