Brighton & Hove Russian Choir
photo by Chris Brooker

photo by Chris Brooker

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The Award Winning Brighton & Hove Russian choir promotes Russian harmony singing and traditional Russian repertoire. We sing Russian classics and folk: lyrical and epic songs, ritual calendar music for pagan holidays, wedding songs and weeping songs, classical pieces, Silver Century Art song (Russian Romance) and more. Everything is sung in Russian but we carefully translate the texts and talk about history and context of each piece. Cyrillic script, transliteration and translation are all available. The group brings together music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels with or without any knowledge of Russian language and culture. Prize winner of the II Russian Song Competition in London 2010.

The choir was founded in January 2009 and has a busy performance schedule. We’ve sung for the White Nights at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Steyning Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival, Brighton Bandstand events programme, Russian Art House for Brighton Christmas Open Houses, on Brighton Jubilee Squire for Spring Forward Adult Learning Festival and at Sussex University for the Russian Society and many other events and venues.

The choir always welcomes new members. To join, please contact Polina Shepherd or choir administrator

Photo by Chris Brooker

Photo by Chris Brooker

Place: Ralli Hall (near Hove station), 81 Denmark Villas, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3TH in the Youth Lounge in the basement.

There is a small parking area on the left of the building and down the slope.

Time: Mondays 7 – 9 pm weekly with summer and winter breaks plus occasional performances.

Cost: Monthly, based on £5 per session payable on the first session of the month. First session for new members is £5.

Contact for bookings and joining the choir: B&H Russian Choir administrator


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