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Russkaya Cappella is devastated almost beyond words by the untimely passing yesterday of our musical co-director, Dr. Stuart Campbell, after a short illness.

We owe Stuart an enormous debt of gratitude; he brought many years of theoretical musicology, practical musicianship, and a profound understanding of Russian language and culture to Scotland’s musical life, and to our choir in particular.

We will miss him very much, and will continue to remember and honour his wisdom, good humour and generosity of spirit in our performances, rehearsals and participation in church services.

Our deepest condolences and much love go to his wife Svetlana Zvereva and their family.