Tue 8 May 2012 – 7.30pm Performance St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble Language: In Russian The St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble is bringing part of a rich Russian musical tradition to Pushkin House this May.
Their programme contrasts sublime, intensely spiritual Russian Orthodox church music with the zest for life and humour of Russian folk song. The Ensemble contributes to a renewal of a tradition of Russian unaccompanied singing going back a thousand years, which with its distinctive melodic patterns holds a unique place in the musical culture of the world. The singers are trained in the St Petersburg Conservatoire and their five voices fill any auditorium. On previous UK tours they have enchanted audiences with echoing harmonies that appealed to a range of ages and musical tastes. This year they are bringing their music to many places in the UK that have not experienced it before. Tickets: £12, conc. £10 http://www.pushkinhouse.org/en/events/st-petersburg-blagovest-ensemble