The London Russian choir promotes a wide range of music from Russia. Original arrangements by the choir leader include traditional lyrical and epic songs, ritual calendar music for pagan holidays, wedding songs, dance songs and other folklore. Another part of the repertoire represents much loved by native Russians Art Songs (Romances) from the 18-19 centuries, as well as more known pieces by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and other classics. We perform several times a year at various festivals and events as well as present our own concerts.
The London Russian Choir was formed in April 2013 . The group now brings together over 30 music lovers of various ages and cultural backgrounds. Most choir members do not speak Russian but a lot of attention is paid to cultural context, history, language and stylistic features of the music.
Join any time. Open to all. The choir welcomes all music lovers – no experience of choir singing or Russian speaking required.
Visit our sister choir’s web site – the Brighton & Hove Russian choir
Choir leader’s website The choir is led by a Russian singer, composer, performer, pianist and educator Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd. Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were regularly sung at a family table. Now an internationally renowned performer, she brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl … Continue reading Choir leader
Please contact us via the contact page if you would like us to perform at your event. We are currently on a summer break and will be planning our next season’t concerts soon. Watch this space for updates.
Here is a sample of our programme. Nishto v Pol’ushke – Ничто в полюшке – Nothing is moving in the field, Russian folksong Nothing is moving in the fields, only a sad melody is heard somewhere. The shepherd is singing a wondrous song recalling his beloved: “How cruelly pain befell me. She betrayed me, truly, … Continue reading Repertoire
We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to the choir. You don’t need to speak Russian. All song texts are available with translations, transliterations and sheet music, and we go through it all together. VENUE: The choir meets at a venue between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. Please se the form below for details … Continue reading Join us
Русский Хор в центре Лондона приглашает всех желающих. В репертуаре – русские народные песни: лирические, городские, свадебные и календарные; романсы, классические произведения Чайковского, Рахманинова, Стравинского и других композиторов, а иногда всеми любимые известные песни из фильмов и популярные песни. Выступления – несколько раз в году. Приглашаем всех, независимо от национальности, языка, музыкального образования и вокальных … Continue reading По-русски