The Russians Are Coming! St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble at Central Church on November 12
Central Church is hosting a special concert of the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.
The concert is free and open to the public—please help us get the word out.
The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, which includes the talents of Kirill Sokolov, Sergey Shapinsky, Vadim Smanster, and Andrei Volikov, has been performing in churches and concert halls throughout the United States since 2002. Their concerts reflect their culture and heritage, with a balance of sacred songs by Russian composers and Russian folk songs.
The members of the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble bring extensive training and experience to the presentation of their concert selections. They have sung with many choirs including the State Academic Capella and the Choir of Smolny Cathedral.
This year’s concert selection will feature choral works by Berezovsky, Hassler, Lotti, Mozart and Rachmaninoff amongst others. CDs and Russian gifts will be available for sale. A free-will offering will be received to support their U.S. Tour.
In addition to classic Russian music, expect to hear a selection of really fun Russian folk songs that highlight everyday life in an entertaining way. You can find a collection of videos of their past performances on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1361BlhghGs&list=PLF0ED103A5DE6590E&index=8