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Corno Dolce
Nov-28-2012, 21:46
Hello gentlepeople,

Here's alittle tidbit from a concert earlier this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lttt_IKvPg

Nikam
Nov-29-2012, 00:14
Just a shame they sing in Russian and not a more universally understood language. :grin: Lovely sound though, and impressive that in the audience it's standing room only!

Are you part of that choir?

wljmrbill
Nov-29-2012, 06:25
Excellent David.. Nikam..in theOld Orthodox churches as a rule there is no seating: however in the Orthodox Cathedral there are pews.

musicteach
Nov-29-2012, 09:25
Simply amazing sound. Also, love the conductor's conducting ;)

Corno Dolce
Nov-29-2012, 10:33
Excellent David.. Nikam..in theOld Orthodox churches as a rule there is no seating: however in the Orthodox Cathedral there are pews.

Sorry to disappoint you - there are no pews in the cathedrals or churches in Russia - there can be some benches along the walls. This particular church is undergoing renovation so there were some chairs for people to sit on.


Just a shame they sing in Russian and not a more universally understood language. :grin: Lovely sound though, and impressive that in the audience it's standing room only!

Are you part of that choir?

Yes, I am a part of that group...

musicteach
Nov-29-2012, 10:49
Yes, I am a part of that group...
Excellent! Seriously, even if I couldn't understand a word that was said, the sound was good. Which goes to prove that music is a language understood by all.

Corno Dolce
Nov-29-2012, 14:22
Simply amazing sound. Also, love the conductor's conducting ;)

The choir conductor studied with the Russian "majordomo" of choral conducting, whose name is Nikolai Matveev who was an Architect by profession! And our conductor is a practicing specialist of Internal Medicine also


Excellent! Seriously, even if I couldn't understand a word that was said, the sound was good. Which goes to prove that music is a language understood by all.

Absolutely! Music is a universal language. In regards to the music we sang at that concert, it was based on the words found in the Liturgy and Psalms of the Orthodox Church. I'll be sending you a private message.

Corno Dolce
Nov-29-2012, 15:58
Absolutely! Music is a universal language. In regards to the music we sang at that concert, it was based on the words found in the Liturgy and Psalms of the Orthodox Church. I'll be sending you a private message.



The Patriarchal Choir of Christ the Saviour Cathedral did a benefit concert last night with some very varied music, amongst which we sang a piece by Georgii Sviridov entitled "The Mysterious Nativity" - Here it is sung by the Kiev Chamber Choir "Credo":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6JuBBhnYaE

teddy
Dec-04-2012, 00:22
Lovely to see you singing again CD. As far as the language is concerned, sometimes you do not need to know what the words mean. And have you though about a Welsh male voice choir singing in French!!!!!

teddy

Corno Dolce
Dec-04-2012, 16:40
Oh yes I have heard a Welsh Choir singing in French - quite a sound I say.............

Nikam
Dec-05-2012, 19:16
Interesting how the changes in time signature are marked; more easily seen (IMO) than the method we are accustomed to.

musicteach
Dec-06-2012, 08:01
Sometimes, when you don't understand the words,
the sound of the heart sounds louder.
This is beautiful singing in a wonderful setting.

I watched "Mongol", an epic movie about the young Ghengis Khan,
and I can stridently say I'm glad the Rus took over, a much more refined language.
Mongol singing sounded like atonal Australian aboriginal horns, almost.

I agree, like I said, I didn't understand the first word of what was being said, but, the choir was still superb. Another good example of this is the Carmina Burana suite.

Corno Dolce
Dec-06-2012, 13:42
Sometimes, when you don't understand the words,
the sound of the heart sounds louder

I could not have said it better myself - BRAVO!!!

Yes, I'm glad that the Rus defeated Genghis Khan - Of course, in time the Russian Winter and the size of Russia would have made it impossible for the invaders to sustain extended "war operations".

Corno Dolce
Dec-19-2012, 19:56
Corno Dolce! You're becoming more Russian the longer you stay there,
now getting seasonal with the history.

I was floating around the Moscow church again with that moving camera, showing it to friends.

Dear Br. JohnWatt,

Yes indeedy - I love living in Moscow so much now that I will never return to America no matter what happens, come Hell or High Water........