The Brighton & Hove 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 other folklore. Another part of the repertoire is Art Songs (Romances) from the 18th-19th centuries (much loved by native Russians). as well as classical pieces by Russian composers. We perform several times a year at various festivals and events and also present our own concerts. As well as local performances we also participate in occasional events in London and the south-east.
The choir is not affiliated with any political, ideological or religious body. Our choir promotes culture, music, peace, unity and building bridges through singing. Our Spring and Summer concerts this year 2022 are dedicated to peace and fundraising for humanitarian aid in the war zone.
Everything is sung in Russian but we carefully translate the texts and talk about the history and context of each piece. Cyrillic script, transliteration and translations are all available as well as musical scores. The group brings together music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels with or without any knowledge of Russian language and culture.
After all the lockdowns and restrictions related to Covid-19 we started to meet again in mid September 2021 in a central Brighton venue. Contact the choir administrator for further details (see contact page).
To be directly informed about our choir sessions, please contact us via our contact page
Follow this link to see the website for our ‘sister’ choir – The London Russian Choir