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Ist Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music


From 9 to 23 January 2011 at the Moscow International Music House (Moscow International House) will be the first Christmas Festival of Sacred Music, which will perform six leading choirs from around the world, three of them for the first time in Russia.
The festival will Choir of Westminster Abbey (London), the chorus of "St. Stephen Decani," the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Three of Serbia (Novi Sad) and the Choir of Holy Echmiadzin (Armenia).
Among Russian participants - the Moscow Synodal Choir, Male Choir of Moscow Sretensky Choir and Academy of Choral Arts. VS Popov.

At the end of the festival by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov.

Festival Artistic Director - President Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow International House director of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alpheus).

Christmas Festival program

House of Music - Orchestra of the International Bach Academy and the "Master of choral singing"

Moscow International House of Music.

Svetlanov Hall. March 4, 19.00.

Moscow International monofestival Music of J.S. Bach. " Opening the festival. "St John Passion." Orchestra of the International Bach Academy (Stuttgart). Conductor - Helmuth Rilling (Germany). Bolshoi chorus of "Masters of choral singing under the direction of Lev Kontorovich.

Music festival, J.S. Bach's music performed at the House for the first time and become one of the main climaxes concert season. The festival program consists of works from two different facets of Bach's genius - his massive opus liturgical and secular virtuosic concertos for various instruments. At the opening of the festival will feature "St John Passion" by an international team Bolshoi chorus master of choral singing "(directed by Leo Kontorovich), Bach Academy Orchestra (Stuttgart) and soloists - Americans Clézio Kelly (soprano) and James Taylor (tenor) German Julia Sophia Wagner (soprano), Daniel Ochoa (baritone) and Klaus Hegera (bass). All musicians have a vast experience of performing baroque oratorios. The most powerful "magnet" for connoisseurs of Bach - the arrival in Moscow maestro Helmuth Rilling (b. 1933), the organizer and the permanent head of the International Bach Academy (1981), which included five of the best interpreters of early music in Europe. He learns and performs Bach over 40 years, the first recorded all the Bach cantatas. In 2000, under his leadership has been completed an unprecedented project - 172 discs with the complete works of the great composer.

Birth of the Savior, the son of God, has reached the world of light and joy for centuries. And 'this joy which has become a source of light works and traditions of the festive Christmas party is to expose the Russian public.


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