brighton & hove russian choir

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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 Dome, Pushkin House London, Eastbourne 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: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD in the Hanover Room (2nd floor). There’s a lift and also a private parking area to the left of the building, just for building users (not the NCP car park). Brighthelm is only a few minutes walk from Brighton Station or from the Clock Tower in central Brighton

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

Cost: First session – £5.

Full term fee (based on £5 per session) – £50. Optional drop in fee – £7.50 payable on the night.

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


Polina Shepherd by Polina Shepherd