Monday, September 24, 2018

Programme for UK Concert Tour, 2018

Part One- Sacred Music

1 Blessed is the man                                  S.Rachmaninov  (1873-1943)
2 In that we have beheld
   the Resurrection of Christ                      S.Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
3 Hail,O Virgin,Birth-giver of God          G.Sviridov          (1951-1998)      
4 «Beheld a strange Christmas »              G.Sviridov          (1951-1998)
5 «Praise ye the Name of the Lord»         D.Christov          (1875-1941)

6 The Repentant Thief                             P.Dinev              (1889-1980)
7 Ave Maria                                             Bach-Gounod     (1685-1750)
8 Panis Angelicus                                    C. Franck            (1822-1890)

Part Two- Folk Songs

1 On a mountain in the mountain
2 Kolyada                                             G.Sviridov    (Christmastide Ritual Song)
3 Black-eyed Cossack
4 Volga Boatman’s song
5 Nightingale and rose                         N.Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
6Those Were The Day                         Original Russian song
7 A red, red rose                                   Collected by R. Burns (1759-1796)
                                                             arrangement by John McIntosh                                                                                                                                                            
8 Old Bursh Song                                (Down deep within the cellar)

 The concert program can sometimes change

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fabulous concert at St Peter's

VOSKRESENIJE at St Peter’s Shaldon 17 October 2017

This Russian a cappella ensemble of eight singers (2 sopranos, 2 altos, countertenor, tenor, bass and basso profondo) with their conductor, Jurij Maruk,  gave us a fabulous concert on Tuesday evening.   They came back by popular request as they were outstanding last year, but this year they were even better.

Their programme is extremely well chosen and includes several solos allowing each singer to demonstrate the range of their beautiful voices enhanced by St Peter’s wonderful acoustic.   The Concert was much enjoyed by the large audience who gave the ensemble a standing ovation.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Voskresenije return to Dunoon

The choir made a most successful return to Dunoon, on the Argyll coast of the Firth of Clyde. Holy Trinity church, we reckon, holds 100 people in comfort, but on a cold, clear evening in November we packed 120 into the audience. Comfortable or not, they were wildly enthusiastic. Voskresenije were in great form, and people loved them and their music. The acoustic remained lovely despite all the bodies, and the atmosphere was electric.

 The choir have been visiting this church since 2001, though in order to ensure maximum impact the organisers have in recent years settled on a concert every two years. In a small town, it can be difficult to create a buzz if people become too used to having the event. This was probably the biggest audience we've had - and the music was well worth the effort!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Praise for current UK tour performances

These comments were left on Facebook today by satisfied customers!

Going contentedly to bed now after a wonderful concert of Russian sacred music and folk song at a local parish church. If you get a chance to hear the Voskresenije (Resurrection) Choir of St Petersburg on their current UK tour, grab it with both hands. Just eight unaccompanied singers, but the sound they make is glorious.The date of next year's visit is already on the calendar. 
- Kathy Ferguson

Glad you liked them! We in North Curry thought they were great. It was the first time for us and it won't be the last! We shall see them again on October 11 2017. 
- Helen Griffiths

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Programme for UK Tour, 2015

Part One- Sacred Music

1 In that we have beheld the Resurrection of Christ          S.Rachmaninov               (1873-1943)

2 Hail, O Virgin, Birth-giver of God                                 S.Rachmaninov

3 Lord, now Lettest Thou                                                  S.Rachmaninov

4 We sing to You                                                                S.Rachmaninov

5  Do not cast me off in the time of old age                       P.Tshesnokov                 (1877-1944)

6 Let my prayer arise                                                         P.Tshesnokov        

7 Blessed is the man                                                           P.Tshesnokov    

8 Agnus Dei                                                                      Camille Saint-Saens ( 1835-1921)

Interval - 15-20 Minutes

Part Two- Folk Songs

 1 In a sunny clearing

 2 Carol of the Bells               (Ukrainian folk song)

 3 Black-eyed Cossack

 4 Coachman, don’t whip up the horses

5 Old Bursh Song (Down deep within the cellar)

 6 Those Were The Days

7 The lonely little Bell

(Provisional programme - may change)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New photos of Voskresenije

This is one of an excellent collection of recent photographs of the group, useful for programmes and publicity. If you want to see/download others, you can find them here.