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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 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 Bortnyansky, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and other classics. We perform several times a year at various festivals and events as well as present our own concerts.

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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

Gems of Belarus (Polina)

Choir leader

The choir is led by a Russian  singer, composer, performer, pianist and educator Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd. Choir leader’s website Choir leader’s facebook fan page No stranger to social singing at gatherings such as weddings, family parties, and celebrations, Polina was born in Siberia and grew up in a Russian Jewish home where songs were frequently sung at table … Continue reading Choir leader

Events

PERFORMANCE! 24th September 2016, Puskhin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC2A 1TA The London Russian Choir will be performing a repertoire of Russian folk, classical and opera songs at Pushkin House on 24th September. More details to come…      

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Repertoire

Here is a sample of our repertoire. 1. Akh ty step’ shirokaya – O you Broad Steppe – Folk song 1. O broad steppe, Steppe unbounded, Widely, mother, have you embraced. 2. Oh, the eagle of the steppe Does not rise. Oh, then the Don Cossack will be on the loose. 3. Oh, do not … Continue reading Repertoire

Guest teachers

  Several times a term we have guest teachers when Polina is abroad. Our guest teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and specialities.

Join us

  We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to the choir. You don’t need to speak Russian and you don’t need to read music to join or enjoy! All song texts are available with translations, transliterations and sheet music, and we go through it all together. Where? We will start our new term in … Continue reading Join us

Gems of Belarus

По-русски

Русский Хор в центре Лондона приглашает всех желающих. В репертуаре – русские народные песни: лирические, городские, свадебные и календарные; романсы, классические и церковные композиции. Выступления – несколько раз в году. Приглашаем всех, независимо от национальности, языка, музыкального образования и вокальных возможностей. Занятия ведет русский музыкант Полина Шеперд на английском языке и иногда гости-преподаватели 1-2 раза … Continue reading По-русски