Russian Sacred Music & Folk Songs by Nicholsky male Ensemble of Saratov St Nicholsky Monastery in Cambridge
Sunday 15 April, 19:00 - 21:00
We are delighted to welcome Nicholsky male Ensemble for the first time in Cambridge this April as part of their UK tour.
A choir of five musicians will deliver a capella a programme of Russian Liturgical music as well as a selection of renown Russian folk songs.
“Nicholsky male Ensemble” was formed in 2015 as a part of a bigger Male Choir of Saratov St. Nicholsky Monastery. Saratov, the Russian city we come from, is situated on the banks of the Volga river. It also has a State Conservatoire which is the third in Russia after Moscow and St. Peterburg. Thus there are great traditions of Russian a capella sacred music and folksong. Each year the ensemble set out on tour to bring Western people closer to our wonderful musical heritage.
Members of the Ensemble are chosen from amongst the finest soloists performing in Saratov Opera, Theatre of Choral Music and cathedrals.
Each singer has a passionate commitment to Russian music, but they also have an extensive repertoire that includes music written by the great classical composers of Western Europe.
In spite of the fact, an audience cannot always understand Russian, people are frequently moved by the beauty of the melodies.
In the first part of our concerts, they sing motets and liturgical settings from the Eastern Church written within the last 300 years.
The Russian folk songs that form the second part of the concert display a range of emotions and, with their rhythms and melodies, convey all that characterize the great “Russian Soul”.
Entrance: CamRuSS members – £8, others – £12
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