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 (e.g. Borodin, Bortnyansky, Rachmaninov, Shostokovich, Stravinsky, Sviridov, Tchaikovsky etc). We perform several times a year at various festivals and events as well as present our own concerts.
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 translation 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.
First Prize winner of the 9th UK Russian Song Festival, 2018, and of other similar competitions in 2013 and 2010.
The choir is open to all and always welcomes new members.
To join, please contact us via our contact page