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The Voskresenije Choir was founded in 1993 and has since been bringing their programme of Russian sacred and folk music to churches throughout Europe. Their performance in St Margaret’s RC Church, Dunfermline, on 19 November 2017 marked the start of their last week of an eight-week tour of the UK.
An audience of exactly 100 were enthralled by the outstanding vocal quality of the choir, in particular by the unique, Russian-trained and seemingly effortless, church-filling volume that emanated from these diminutive performers.
The first half comprised Russian sacred music by Rachmaninov and others, and this was complemented in the second half by a selection of folk songs from Russia and beyond. Audiences will remember the song about the drunk Bursch (set in a pub!), which gave basso profundo Anatolii Artamonov the opportunity to display an extraordinary range of bass notes, which few, even in the world of Russian music, can display. The showstopper for the evening, however, was counter-tenor Vitalii Nagibin’s beautiful performance of Burns’ “My love is like a red, red rose”, which prompted prolonged and, of course, extremely well-deserved plaudits from the audience.
Any opportunity to hear this excellent choir should not be missed!