With the first concert of the new year in Palmse manor, the concert series Glass Bead Game in Palmse pays homage to the musical traditions of Russian Christmas, providing an excellent opportunity for the Estonian Russian community as well as for other listeners to experience the true musical pearls of Russian music culture.
The vocal ensemble Orthodox Singers, consisting of professional musicians, was born in 1989 on the initiative of Valeri Petrov. The collective’s repertoire includes both early and modern orthodox music. The ensemble’s performances are characterized by the complete immersion in every word of the scriptures, impeccable vocal technique, well thought-out dynamical plan and extraordinary sense of style. The critics have also repeatedly highlighted the ability of the collective to maintain the uniformity of the performed work. The ensemble has given concerts in many European countries, Russia, Lebanon and the United States as well as participated in several international festivals. In 2020, the artistic director of the collective, Valeri Petrov, was awarded the annual prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the artistic direction of the ensemble and the leadership of the Mustvee Sacred Music Festival.
Programme: Count Sheremetev, Greek chant, Syrian chant, anonymous, Christmas song, Petrov, chants from Valaamo and Optina Pustyn monasteries, Nectarios of Aegina, Early-Russian polyphony
Orthodox Singers, live, fragment, 3 min 50 sec, mp3, 320 Kbps
During the concert, the live-painting by Anna Litvinova will be completed, and an art auction will take place after the concert.
Next concerts of Glass Bead Game in Palmse
February 13th, 2021 at 7 pm in Palmse Manor, Lääne-Virumaa county: BALANAS SISTERS (violin, cello / Latvia, UK)
March 13th, 2021 at 7 pm in Palmse Manor, Lääne-Virumaa county: PEEP LASSMANN (piano), HEIGO ROSIN (percussion)
Due to restrictions caused by a coronavirus pandemic, the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the concert series programmes.