The Hermitage Ensemble
The ORIGINAL Hermitage male choir from St. Petersburg.

Allow me to introduce myself and the Association.

The Hermitage Association, chamber male choral group philharmonic society, includes soloists from theatres and concert companies of St. Petersburg – Kirov Opera and Ballet, Maly Opera Theatre, St. Petersburg Concert and others. The size of the group varies according to the music they are singing - between four and six singers normally take part in each concert. I am myself a professional pianist, Sviridov Contest first prize winner. During the last 19 years I have been engaged in tour organization, and we have toured England annually for all that time.

Natalia Aksuticheva.

The Association sees it as its goal to keep in the Russian traditions of church music and bring motets of the Eastern Church closer to western people. Therefore, the program basically consists of liturgical motets and psalms. The program also includes various folk songs.

We perform everywhere and for everybody, bringing world class choral performances a cappella to your venue.

mp3 Samples

Russian folk song: Twelve Robbers
(Dvenadzat Razboinikov) There was a robber Kudeyar who was a leader of a gang and through his misdeeds brought much evil to the people. But later he repented and left for a monastery. He became a monk. We hear this songs as a legend from an old monk and learn at the end that the singer himself used to be Kudeyar.

The Eternal council
Pavel Tschesnokov solo by countertenor

Ukrainian song - Bandura

Song of old Bursha
(music by Michael Ippolitov-Ivanov) solo by bassoprofundo.

Russian folk song: Those Evening Bells
(Vecherny Zvon) - words by Thomas Moore. Youth comes to an end, and then life comes to an end. Only bells can be heard as before.

O Sole Mio-Di Capua

Russian Orthodox music 1

Russian Orthodox music 2

Russian Orthodox music 3

Magnification of Epiphany
Serbian chant - solo by countertenor

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