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