Jurij Maruk, the conductor, has given us the outline programme for their concert tour, and we were very pleased to see that it’s entirely different from last year, although some old favourites from previous years have reappeared. The programme is the usual combination of sacred music, mostly from the Russian Orthodox tradition, in the first half, with folk songs after the interval.

Part one

In thy kingdom remember us, O Lord    S. Rachmaninov (1873–1943)

Why art thou cast down, O my soul    D. Bortnyansky (1751–1825)

Beheld a strange Christmas    G. Sviridov (1951–1998)

We have no other help    A. Karpov

Blessed is the man    G. Lyubimov (1882–1934)

Praise ye the name of the Lord    L. Andreev

The repentant thief    M. Burmagin

Requiem aeternam    G. Verdi (1813–1901)

Part two



Old husband, terrible husband (Gipsy song)

Here’s the mail coach-and-three rushing

A red red rose (Robert Burns)

In the wine cellar (Song of the old bachelor)

Two guitars