Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Regent - Nikon ZHILA
“This chorus sounds fantastic: polished singing and concerted, absolutely unmistakable Russian sound ... " San francisco classical voice
The male choir of Sretensky Monastery is a group that has not only a magnificent diverse repertoire, but also a unique performing style that allows the modern audience to hear and feel in a new way both the liturgical chants and famous folk and pop songs. The male choir has repeatedly conquered listeners from different countries. Solemn divine services with his participation were held in the temples of New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. In October 2012, the choir toured the best halls of the USA (Carnegie Hall, Royce Hall, etc.) with overwhelming success. The concert program specially prepared for the tour caused a flurry of laudatory reviews in the American press (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.). The journalists noted the high level and the jewelry sound balance of singing voices.
The performances of the Sretensky choir at events in which top officials, heads of foreign countries, prominent cultural figures, and heads of major corporations take part have become traditional. With the blessing of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, the choir regularly participates in especially solemn events of the Russian Orthodox Church.