Comments

The following is a sample of the feedback/reviews received from members of concert audiences.

 

The choir’s performance…gave everyone present—Britons and Russians—a chance to sense the full beauty and grace of Russian culture as well as demonstrating a true example of intercultural co-operation.

Mr Sergey Krutikov,
Consul-General of the Russian Federation

Russkaya Cappella’s remarkable authenticity of Russian pronunciation and impeccable choice of repertoire are indicative of what any amateur choir should aspire to achieve under a highly competent guidance.

Dr Andrei Rogatchevski,
Senior Lecturer in Russian Slavonic Studies, University of Glasgow

We appreciated Russkaya Cappella coming to sing for us at the St Mungo service. There is no doubt it was one of the highlights of the evening and it was lovely to see so many people listening intently to the rich and wonderful singing.

Dr Laurence Whitley,
Minister of Glasgow Cathedral

I am sure you can take well justified pride in what you and Russkaya Cappella are doing for Glasgow and, of course, for the great tradition of Russian music.

Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick,
Chair, Glasgow Churches Together

I first saw [Russkaya Cappella] in the Glasgow University chapel during the west end festival and then more recently in St Aloysius church on St Andrews night […] a celebration of the patron saint of the Russian navy, St. Andrew, and it was a dedication to mark 70 years since the arctic convoy sailed and helped make the world a safer place […] in the audience were two veterans of that convoy and a moving little speech was made by the russian hosts of the evening.

The music was blissful the setting just right. You should really try and catch this group of amateur singers […] the folk songs and classics all sung in Russian […] I came away twice feeling more reflective, uplifted and happy.

Bryan Burnett – BBC

On February 23, 2012, The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre sponsored a cultural event by having invited Russkaya Cappella (Dir. Stuart Campbell and Svetlana Zvereva) to perform, for the first time, at historic St. Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh. […] A long ovation at the end and several encores testify to a successful and satisfying event. We much hope to see the Cappella’s performance in the future.

Princess Dashkova Russian Centre,
University of Edinburgh

I can’t express my great gratitude to you often enough! The joy I experienced at the Easter service is always in my heart. How I wish that we could meet up in that way more often! A low bow and an enormous thank-you to everyone in the choir and all the pilgrims.

Fr Gennady Andreev

Really enjoyed a great performance in Hyndland last night. Strong voices, very musical, thanks!

Member of the audience, Hyndland Parish Church concert 2016

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