If you want to know why the New York Times and Washington Post wrote about The Kyiv Chamber Choir, or why they were invited to sing at the White House during its annual VIP viewing of the Christmas decor, then just take one listen to their work. With only 20 singers, their big, marvelously focused voices are the kind that can easily hold their own on the opera stage, but without the kind of operatic vibrato that can make an ensemble rattle, wrote Washington Post reviewer Joan Reinthaler following their performance at the George Mason Arts Center.
The Kyiv Chamber Choir was founded in 1990, and its members include professional singers who graduated from conservatories and musical institutes throughout Ukraine. The Choir's major awards include: Golden Diploma at the First Robert Schummann Competition in Zwikkau (Germany, 1992); First Award at the Twelfth International Church Music Festival in Hajnowka (Poland, 1993); Grand Prix at the Sixth International Choral Festival in Sligo (Ireland, 1993); Second Award at Langolen International Musical Eisteddfod (Wales, 1994), and more.
The Kyiv Chamber Choir performed in Carnegie Hall (New York), the White House and the Washington National Cathedral, the Concert Hall of George Mason University; BBC St. John's Smith Square Concert Hall (London); Espace Pierre Cardin, Eglise Saint Roch (Paris; Notre Dame de Paris and Cathedrals in Rouen, Reims, Amien, Strasbourg, Charte, Nancy, Le Havre, Lille, Dieppe, Metz, Paris; in the Philharmonic Halls of Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Berlin, Minsk, Kyiv; Berlin Dom; Long Gallery (Kilkenny); Tivoli Concert Hal, "Russia" Concert Hall (Moscow).
The chant begins with original church bells sound of Kiev Pechersk Monastery Bell tower. The Washington Post wrote: ".. choir has only 20 singers, but what singers they are - big, marvelously focused voices, the kind that might easily hold their own on the opera stage. A Capella, Classical, Classical Choral, Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Vespers have been praised as Rachmaninoff's finest achievement It was one of his two favorite compositions and the composer requested that one of its movements be sung at his funeral. When in 1915 Rachmaninoff had turned to the church music, he was living through a hard period of his life... Mixed Vocals, Classical, Classical Choral, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Bortnyansky/1751-1825/ was, in his day, the most famous composer in the Russian Empire and was named the "Russian Mozart"-ironic as he was born in Glukhovo of Ukraine. He studied in Italy and based his music on national traditions and European musical technique, connecting the features of the baroqu, A Capella, Classical, Classical Choral
Beautiful piece by Maxim Berezovsky /1745-1777/ reflecting the tragic life of composer which could be the base for dramatic film scenario. Most of his works were lost. All we have is dozen of his choral works and some instrumental pieces. Mixed Vocals, Classical, Classical Choral
Ecclesiastical Hymn of Ukrainian composer Nikolai Diletsky, who lived more then 300 years ago. Creative work of this composer, the classic of choral polyphony, is recently opened and yet a little known for the wide audience. Instrumental, Classical, Baroque
The Kyiv chamber choir has only 20 singers, but what singers they are- big, marvelously focused voices, the kind that might easily hold their own on the opera stage but without the kind of operatic vibrato that can make an ensemble rattle, wrote Washington Post reviewer Joan Reinthaler following... Mixed Vocals, Classical, Classical Choral, Sergei Rachmaninoff
One of the best choral concertos by Dimitry Bortnyansky /1751-1825/ the most famous composer in the Russian Empire. He was named the "Russian Mozart"- ironic as he was born and studied in Glukhovo of Ukraine. He also studied in Italy where he composed several popular at that times operas now lost. Mixed Vocals, Classical, Classical Choral
Quadrophonic Liturgy, fragments from which are performed by Kiev chamber choir concerns to early forms of choral polyphony. The concerto for two choirs "Came into the Church " is colorful, contrast composition intended for holiday solemn festive services. Mixed Vocals, Classical, Baroque
Beautiful chant by Russian church composer Pavel Chesnokov /1888-1944/. He was a devout follower of the Russian Orthodox Church and was inspired to write most of his works for worship in that faith. Great vocals, interesting style, unusual music. Solid Performance Of Female Voices That Work Together, Female Vocals, Classical, 20th Century
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