The final appearances of Russkaya Cappella in Glasgow during the 2016-17 season will follow this June. This commemorative programme is tied up to the centenary of the Russian revolutions. There will be two successive concerts given by the ensemble
On Saturday 10 June at 13.00 at Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Bath Street, lasts approximately 45 minutes.
and on Sunday 11 June at 19.30 in Hyndland Parish Church, at the West End Festival , lasts for 90 minutes.
Russkaya Capella will perform choral music composed in 1917 or during the Civil War and the first years of peace. On the 11th June the ensemble will perform the whole large-scale ‘Requiem for Fallen Brothers’ by Kastalsky. This is going to be a premiere in Russia and Britain (conducted by Sir Henry Wood). After 1917th, since its first performance, it lay forgotten for many decades. The capella will also sing choral compositions by classic Russian composers; folksongs and the songs of the soldiers serving in the White and Red armies; compositions written by ‘proletarian’ composers. The musical works were composed and/or arranged by Viktor Kalinnikov, Nikolay Cherepnin, Alexander Gretchaninoff, Grigory Lobachov and Sergey Pototsky. Nikolay Medtner’s Sonata Tragica of 1919 will be played by the pianist Ivan Penev. Susan Sheldon, solo soprano, Alexey Gusev, solo baritone, and the string quintet from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera are expected to take part in the concert on 11 June.
Other details on: www.russkayacapella.org