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The Valaam Monastery
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The Valaam Monastery
Anyone who caught the Valaam singers here at St. Theresa's Church last year will know just how wonderful they were. This year it has not been possible to book them, but they are touring the UK. Below is the press release and tour dates.

Russian Voice Male Ensemble of the Valaam Monastery

Tour the UK in May-June 2006

The purpose of the tour is to present to the audience the rich and distinct tradition of Russian Church and folk singing.

The Ensemble being founded in 1993 by 5 male singers is a professional choir for the monastery on the Valaam Island in Lake Ladoga (northwest of Russia, near St Petersburg). They are not monks! The members of “Valaam” graduated from the Glinka choir college and the Rimsky-Korsakov music high school in St Petersburg as conductors and vocalists. The concerts feature the rich voices of the singers, without any instrumental accompaniment. The repertoire consists of liturgical singing and many Russian folk songs, in the rich musical tradition of Northern Russia.

More information about the Ensemble and its music is available at:

The singers at St. Theresa
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The singers at St. Theresa's Church
“Our music is an expression of the deep inner unity which transcends language and cultural-historical differences. I am quite sure that the ancient Valaam Monastery traditional liturgical singing will reach deep into the listener's heart and soul and foster the friendship and understanding between the British and Russian people”. Contact : Anastasia Goryanina, manager of the Valaam Ensemble

We are pleased to inform you that the Russian Valaam Ensemble will be performing in your area on

Date: 16th May
St. Mary Bishophill Junior
York YO1 6EN
Tel: (01904) 624425

Date: 27th May
The Methodist Boroughbridge Church
9 KingfisherReach, Boroughbridge, York JO519JS
Tel: 01423 322 587
7:30 pm

Date: 28th May
Holy Trinity Church
66 Pearson Park Hull HU5 2TQ
Tel: 01482 342292
4:30 pm

Date: 29th May
St. Nicholas' Church
Newbegin, Hornsea, East Yorkshire.
Tel: 01964 534650
7.30 pm

Published Mon 24th Apr 2006 16:46:33

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