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.


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

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 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 … Continue reading Choir leader


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

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


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