Nikolsky Ensemble: members of the choir

Boris Totokin, baritone. Boris was trained as a choir conductor. He is the Head of the Nikolsky Male Ensemble. For the last 5 years, he has been conducting the smaller choir of St. Nicholas Monastery in  Saratov, whilst he is also an assistant conductor of the larger monastery choir, and has about 10 years’ experience of participating in various choral projects.


 Sergey Grankvist, first tenor. Sergey is a graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatoire, and is currently a soloist of St. Petersburg Mussorgsky Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (founded as the Imperial Mikhailovsky Theatre in 1833). Parts sung include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Cavaradossi in Tosca and Lensky in Eugene Onegin.


Aleksander Urbanovich, bass. Alexander is a Deacon in Alexander Nevsky Lavra, St. Petersburg. He graduated from the Ecclesiastical Academy in St. Petersburg.  He is a conductor and director of a concert choir in Alexander Nevsky Laura, and have been arranging annual concerts of the choir in St. Petersburg and Helsinki. As a member of the “Ad libitum” ensemble, Alexander participated in the “Sounds of Easter” festival in Vienna in 2014.


Alexander Zaremba, second tenor. Alexander is a graduate of Saratov State Conservatoire. He has both choir conducting and music composing education, and he toured many Russian and European cities as a member of the Saratov Regional Theatre of Choral Music.


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