Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir- October 17, 2012
Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir was created at a moment in Russian
history when full-scale spiritual life became possible once again after
decades of persecution. Based in a 14th century monastery in the heart
of Moscow, it continues the rich tradition of church chants — the
uniquely sonorous singing which Russia has always been famous for.
Alongside the daily Divine Services, the choir has taken on the mission
of researching, arranging and interpreting early Russian music that was
banned under the Soviet regime. Its repertoire also includes songs of
the 20th century, most notably from the times of both World Wars,
drawing on the full spectrum of Russia’s choral tradition.