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Sretensky Monastery Choir

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Meany Hall, University of Washington-Seattle

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.