'The Russians are coming' to Kidwelly for a musical treat



The Russians are coming!
They are heading for Kidwelly for what promises to be a musical treat.
An Evening of Sacred and Folk Music is being presented by the Russian Choir Voskresenije (Resurrection) at St Mary’s Church, Kidwelly, on Wednesday October 7 at 7pm
Admission is £5 and tickets can be obtained from Mrs Peggy Davies, 6 Maes y Parc, Kidwelly. Telephone 01554 890147. Tickets will also be available on the door.
Mrs Davies said: "This promises to be a very special evening. Voskresenije are a small group of singers, but they have an outstanding reputation and we hope that the people of Kidwelly give them a very warm welcome."


The vocal ensemble Resurrection -Voskresenije in Russian - was founded by Jurij Maruk in 1993.
It consists of seven to 10 professional female and male vocalists.
The repertoire of the ensemble includes Russian Sacred Music as well as folk music.
Guest performances in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, the UK, France and Italy have met with great success, and the choir has recorded several CDs of their repertoire, which includes some specially composed arrangements of Burns songs by John McIntosh.
Their conductor, Jurij Maruk, was born in 1961 in Barnaul, West Siberia.
In 1976 he began to study music and conducting at the local music facility in Barnaul. After finishing musical school he was admitted to the Novosibirsk State Conservatory (1980-1985) in Professor Boris Pevsner's class.
At this time he worked with the Chamber Choir (Novosibirsk) directed by Pervsner, who was working in close cooperation with the Wladimir Minin Choir in Moscow.
Between 1987 and 1989, Jurij Maruk worked at the Mariinsky Theatre (opera and ballet) in St Petersburg as a choir singer.
Here he had his initial experience as a conductor and artistic leader of the Mariinsky Theatre (sacred music). Between 1990 and 1992, Maruk worked as the choirmaster of the St Petersburg Radio and Television Choir.

The provision programme for the evening is -
Part One- Sacred Music
1 In that we have beheld the Resurrection of Christ S.Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
2 Hail, O Virgin, Birth-giver of God S.Rachmaninov
3 Lord, now Lettest Thou S.Rachmaninov
4 We sing to You S.Rachmaninov
5 Do not cast me off in the time of old age P.Tshesnokov (1877-1944)
6 Let my prayer arise P.Tshesnokov
7 Blessed is the man P.Tshesnokov
8 Agnus Dei Camille Saint-Saens ( 1835-1921)
Interval - 15-20 Minutes
Part Two- Folk Songs
1 In a sunny clearing
2 Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian folk song)
3 Black-eyed Cossack
4 Coachman, don’t whip up the horses
5 Old Bursh Song (Down deep within the cellar)
6 Those Were The Days
7 The lonely little Bell
Voskresenije website-
The concert is being supported by the following businesses -
Supported by:

■ BURNS PET NUTRITION ■ FINCH ACCOUNTANCY ■ GRAVELLS
■ HEN FENYW FACH CYDWELI ■ WAUNGADOG FARM CARAVAN & CAMPING

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