Concert Diary

30th Jan 2014, 19:30Venue: St James Church, Spanish Place22 George St, London W1U 3QY
Programme: Russian Treasures

There is a wealth of choral music associated with the liturgy from the Eastern Orthodox Churches, dating back to the 16th Century and evolving more-or-less uninterrupted until the sudden decline in the Church's fortunes which accompanied the Bolshevik Rebellion in 1917. This programme includes works from two of the greatest names in Russian music, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, but also some gems by far less well known composers, such as Chesnokov, Golovanov and Kalinnikov, rarely sung outside Russia.


Rachmaninov Priidite, poklonimsia from All-Night Vigil
Rachmaninov The Great Litany from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Rachmaninov Heruvimskaya pesn from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Rachmaninov Nïne otpushchayeshï from All-Night Vigil
Golovanov Heruvimskaya pesn
Kalinnikov Svete tihiy
Glinka Heruvimskaya pesn
Chesnokov Svete tihiy
Golovanov Otche nash
Chesnokov Tebe poyem
Rachmaninov The Litany of Supplication from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Gretchaninov Nïne silï nebesïya
Chesnokov Heruvimskaya pesn
Sheremetiev Nïne silï nebesïya
Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo from All-Night Vigil
Rachmaninov Blazhen muzh from All-Night Vigil
Rachmaninov The Augmented Litany from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Golovanov Slava Ottsu (Yedinorodnï)
Tchaikovsky Legend (The Crown of Roses)
Kedrov Otche nash
Rachmaninov Vzbrannoy voyevode from All-Night Vigil