Sep 16, 2007

An amazing Russian Church choir



The following communication with the friend from America has provoked me to post this clip and ask you to comment on here.

Dear Dennis,
I received your message some days ago, but tried to find out the info you requested for, but in vain.

Actually, I'm not surprised that you couldn't find any information.

I read all the comments that were listed with the video. Many people have tried to learn more about the singer and the group, but their efforts have also been in vain.
The person who posted the video said that he (a speaker of French and English) was unable to communicate with the group because they didn't speak French or English, so he knew nothing about them except that they probably gave their concert to try to sell some CDs.
I am also amazed with the beautiful voice of the young guy. I've never heard such before. I really donno who he is.
I was also amazed. His voice is incredibly beautiful and he sings very expressively. It seems unbelievable that someone with such a wonderful voice could be unknown. However, one person said the following in his or her comments:
-- "You do not see this kind of quality very often on this side of the world, but it seems to be so common in Russia, where great choirs abound."
-- "It is almost unbelievable that an ensemble like this is still unknown. . . . There is something about the Russian music and soul that you can't find in any other country."
I completely agree with these comments. I have heard many, many renditions of Russian choral works by Western choirs, and it's rare that Western groups capture the beauty of Russian singing.

Thanks again for trying to find more information about the singers. I greatly appreciate it!
All the very, very best--
Dennis
On 9/8/07, Dennis Oliver <> wrote:

My dear friend Nina,
I've found an incredibly beautiful YouTube video recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2sP-mvsE7k&mode=related&search=
However, I'd like to know more about it:
-- Do you know what they're singing? (I can understand a little of it, but not enough to identify it.)
-- Do you happen to know who the soloist is? (What an incredible voice he has!)
The notes for the recording say only that the music was recorded in the Uspensky Sobor in Moscow.
If you can't get the information I'm interested in, don't be concerned--simply enjoy the wonderful music!
Very best wishes--
Dennis
And here are the comments to the clip from the YouTube site
mashalarusa

Bozhestvenno!

okmjuilk
this is def. Anima. i was just in the Kreml, an they were there again, only with a few women too. We even bought a CD!! Anima rocks... :}

marc1756
Oh yes ! If you can do that and may be have the name of that choir, it would be great. Thank you to try

Ukieboi83
I am a choir director at a Russian Orthodox Church in Eastern Pennsylvania, and I'm usually able to find out various choirs. Perhaps I can ask at the monastery if anyone knows who they are.

herm39
marc1756, I want to express my heartfelt thanks for providing this incredible clip. Our frustration is not targeted at you, but to the fact is that the clip provided to all watching a thirst for more of this beauty. We don't want in any way to place a burden on your shoulders, but whatever can be done will be greatly appreciated. I think I express the feelings of many of the viewers.
Thank you for sharing.

marc1756
I am the author of that clip. I understand your frustration that is mine. But I do my best in order to obtain the name of that group. For example I have asked that question to the russiablog that has created a link with that clip.

herm39
Maybe if we keep posting and commenting on this video, youtube could do something to bring them to light. It would be a great contribution to music, and music lovers the world over would be benefited. You do not see this kind of quality very often on this side of the world, but it seems to be so common in Russia, where great choirs abound. The Russian Orthodox tradition of singing is, in my opinion, a great, if not the greatest contributions to choral music ever.

auntrebecca
Thank you for expressing what I've been feeling about this video for quite a while. I watch it nearly every day in the last months. May be youtube would put this video on their homepage and expose it to as many people as possible, and by chance someone who knows of them can give some information.

herm39
It is almost unbelievable that an ensemble like this is still unknown. I have been listening to Russian choir music, and I have a fairly large collection of CD's, but to hear a group of voices so harmonious and a soloist so powerful and not being able to hear more from them is quite disheartening. There is something about the Russian music and soul that you can't find in any other country. If anyone finds anything about this group, please post. I will not get tired of watching this clip.

namemexy
Simply wonderful.

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