St Petersburg, Concert Hall

From Folk Music to Jazz

Performed by the Mlada Chorus

I International Chorus Festival Maslenitsa in Song

Artistic Director: Olga Vyguzova

Georgy Sviridov
Our Motherland is Russia

Nikolai Sidelnikov
Wind Concerto No 1, 2nd and 4th movements

Valery Kalistratov
Death and Life from the oratorio Lament of the Earth

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Song of the Indian Merchant from the opera Sadko

The potpourri We Really Love Opera on themes from operas by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Flight of the Bumblebee from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Isaak Dunayevsky
Song of Youth

Nikolai Minkh
The Steamer

Pavel Aedonitsky

The potpourri In a Semi-Darkened Cinema
The Russian folk song Under the Brittle Willow
The Ukrainian folk song Nich yaka misyachna
The Tatar folk song Ai bylbylym
Potpourri on themes from Jewish folk songs Jewish Suite

Astor Piazzolla

The potpourri Alpine Fantasia
The Mexican folk song La Cucaracha

Gambar Guseilin
The Chicks

The Negro spiritual Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho (arranged by Jonathan Rathbone)

David Tukhmanov
How Beautiful the World Is

About the performers

The Mlada choir from Perm is an ensemble with a history dating back twenty-five years. The choir has mastered various vocal stylistic techniques ranging from classical song to throat song, the yodel and scat. The musicians’ repertoire includes over three hundred works. In addition to classical music the choir performs arrangements of instrumental compositions, folk songs and jazz.
Over the past five years the choir has presented the programmes To Sing about Russia..., About Jazz in Hushed Tones, Music of the World, Children of the Otter (together with the Moscow chamber orchestra OPUS POSTH and the Tuva ensemble Huun Huur Tu), An Armed Man: a Mass for Peace (together with the Chamber Orchestra of the Tallinn Philharmonic and the State Chamber Chorus of the Republic of Tatarstan).
The ensemble has won prizes at international competitions in Oskarshamn (Sweden, 1997), Neuchatel (Switzerland, 2006), Tours (France, 2007), Tampere (Finland, 2007), Vienna (Austria, 2008) and Maasmechelen (Belgium, 2011, 2013).
For more detailed information about the choir please go to the website:

Age category 6+

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