Sussex Chorus is presenting an evening of Russian music at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 31st March at All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove.
The programme features some well known pieces such as a selection of choruses from Rachmaninov’s hauntingly beautiful ‘Vespers’ and the ‘Polovtsian Dances’ from Borodin’s opera ‘Prince Igor’, made popular by the use of some of it’s themes in the musical ‘Kismet’.
In addition, there will be an opportunity to hear works by such composers as Glinka, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky whose choral music is not so familiar. These works reflect the influence of the Russian Orthodox faith on their music.
As a complete contrast the ‘Chorus and Dance of the Peasants’ from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ is being performed – choir members have been assured that only singing is involved!
Read more in March/April issue of Words & Music Magazine