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XI Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
January 10, 2021 21:03


The Christmas Festival of Sacred Music in the Moscow House of Music is dedicated to one of the most important and favorite holidays of all Christians in the world and will be held from January 14 to 24, 2021 On these days, the gracious light of Love and Faith fills music-masterpieces of great composers, Christmas songs and hymns with special power. This genre diversity will be presented in the framework of the XI Christmas Festival. Due to the epidemiological situation, this time only Russian teams are taking part in it. The audience of the Moscow House of Music will make a fascinating Christmas journey in time and space to different cities and countries - and plunge into the festive atmosphere of Christmas. To the 300th Anniversary of the Moscow Synodal Choir The oldest chorus in Russia will open the Christmas Festival with a grand concert, which is going to feature the children, junior and senior line-up of the Moscow Synodal Choir. The music program will include masterpieces of Russian and foreign sacred music. The concert will take place on January 14, 2021, starting at 7 pm. The concert participants: The children's, junior and senior line-up of the Moscow Synodal Choir, Maria Shentalinsky, hurdy-gurdy Deacon Dimitri Korostelev, piano Organ-additional Soloists-additional The program includes Christmas spiritual poems and chants, as well as compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Grechaninov, Degtyarev, Chesnokov, Kastalsky, Golovanov and others. Boys' Choir of the Michail Glinka School The concert of the world's best boys' choirs has been a long-standing tradition of Christmas festivals in the Moscow House of Music. The soft silvery sound of the boys' voices and their radiant energy may awaken faith in miracles and give a joyful feeling of the lightness of being. This truly angelic singing uplifts and purifies souls. It carries listeners away to the realm of deep feelings and emotions, making them forget about all adversities and open their hearts to God and Love. The concert will take place on January 16, 2021, starting at 5 pm. Art Director and conductor is Vladimir Begletsov. The program includes masterpieces of sacred music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as Russian folk songs. Bach's Organ Music On the Themes of Predecessors and Contemporaries Rarities of secular organ music by Bach-transcriptions of Vivaldi concertos and fugues on contemporary themes will be performed by the famous Moscow organist Lyudmila Golub, accompanied with fascinating comments by Artem Vargaftik. The concert will take place on January 17, 2021, starting at 12 pm. Participants: Lyudmila GOLUB, organ Host - Artem VARGAFTIK The program includes transcriptions of compositions by Vivaldi, Couperin, Duke Ernst of Weimar, works on the themes of Reinken, Raison, and King Frederick. Mendelssohn. "Elijah" Oratorio for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra after the Old Testament, Op. 70 Elijah, the last major work of Mendelssohn and one of the world's heights in the genre of oratorio, will be performed by soloists of Moscow musical theaters, the choir Masters of Choral Singing and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the conductorship of Arseny Tkachenko. The concert will take place on January 20, 2021, starting at 7 pm. Participants: Academic Large Choir Masters of Choral Singing Art Director-Lev Kontorovich National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Art Director and Chief Conductor Vladimir Spivakov Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery The male choir of the Sretensky Monastery has a unique performing style, which gives you an opportunity to hear and experience both liturgical chants and well-known folk and pop songs in a new way. The concert will take place on January 21, 2021, starting at 7 pm. Ludwig van Beethoven. "Solemn Mass" for Soloists, Choir, Orchestra and Organ (Missa solemnis), op. 123 This season, when the whole world celebrates the 250th anniversary since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Christmas Festival will feature one of his greatest compositions the grand "Solemn Mass". The concert will take place on January 24, 2021, starting at 7:30 pm. Participants: Academic Large Choir Masters of Choral Singing Art Director - Lev Kontorovich National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Art Director and Chief Conductor Vladimir Spivakov


Author: Vera Ivanova

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