Moscowsretensky 100512
4.4 / 5 Rated by 34 members
Review from Maggie B.
34 events 11 reviews

I had been expecting the choir to mix it up a little bit with at least a few numbers outside of their usual Russian-Cossack folk melodies. Pretty soon I felt like dozing off, or at least entering a deep meditative state. I found the event quite...continued

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Review from Gabriella Rodrigiez
38 events 8 reviews

Beautiful. Performance. Very moving, there was great crowd interaction and involvement. Amazing! Would recommend to all.

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Review from Neville Wright
31 events 6 reviews

With a large number of (I assume) Russian New Yorkers in the audience a really magical part of the evening was when the conductor invited the audience to participate - not in a tacky way but organically. The result was hauntingly beautiful singing...continued

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Review from Sergey
13 events 4 reviews

One word - "impressive"! Definitely helps to have Russian roots. However, I am sure even those who don't have them will enjoy it quite a bit - a group of very talented people.

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Review from barbiedasha@aol.com
15 events 4 reviews

This exceeded all expectations. The program was amazing, beautiful accapello music, powerful voices. Monday night 3000+ seat auditorium was full. A+++. Would go again.

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Review from Diana Novick
64 events 4 reviews

Very powerful. Much enjoyed.

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Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 3 reviews

I enjoyed this event and probably would have enjoyed it more from the orchestra but the price there was prohibitive. Soloists were great. Russians in the audience were many and seemed to have their favorites. Chorus was outstanding. Music...continued

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Review from AbsolutG
10 events 3 reviews

Music was amazing - but got boring after the intermission. Maybe because we were seated in the last row of balcony; too far away to be engaged with the singers. Also, the amount of space between rows was worse than the airlines. I don't know...continued

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Review from Jude 4 Law
12 events 3 reviews

Very pretty music done without instruments. The soloists were very inspiring. I do not speak Russian as the majority ofthe audience did but still the inspirational nature of the religious and folk music was evident.

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Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Carnegie Hall is an excellent place for the melody and harmony of this choir!

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Review from Pavlina
21 events 2 reviews
Review from Kat M
3 events 2 reviews

I personally loved it. I'm Ukrainian/Russian and this hit very close to home - they sang a lot of old and folk songs.
But you don't have to be Russian to appreciate the mastery. There are about 30 of them with a couple of soloists and they were...continued

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Review from baranka
1 event 1 review

fantastic performace. professional and breathtaking. don't miss.

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Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

Fantastic Choir! The soloists were outstanding, especially the Bass. The sound was round/lush and the musical shapes/phrases were breathtakingly beautiful. Easily 5 Stars

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Review from Christopher
1 event 1 review

strong, well organized and directed choir. all in russian; should have been short, english intros about each piece. featured members with outstanding voices. "song of the volga boatmen" the only recognized piece familiar to most of the audience.

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Review from Erlinda
34 events 20 reviews

The music and the soloists were terrific! They put together a beautiful nostalgic show- their voices were amazing! I would not have known about this event if not for Goldstar!

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Review from Kathy
50 events 10 reviews

This group of about 30 men were fantastic! They had no piano or any instuments, the bass section kept many of the beats going! The 2 key soloists were an added bonus. Even though the songs were in Russian, which I don't know, it made no...continued

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Review from Margareta Nisser
16 events 8 reviews

quite nice, better than expected. Glad I went

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Review from Virginia Cox
13 events 6 reviews

Magnificent perfection. Musically superlative. Exquisitely enjoyable.

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Review from culturedguy21
9 events 4 reviews

A rare opportunity hear Russian religious music, magnificently sung by a Russian church choir. Wonderful program that also enclude Russian folk music.

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