Orthodox singing in the Cathedral (L’ECHO REPUBLICAIN. Saturday, June 24th 2006)

Chartres. The Cyrillic ensemble gave a concert in the Chartres Cathedral last Friday. It was the third concert of the ensemble in Chartres, that striked the public by magnificent voices of singers and its unusual repertoire. Sacred music reaped particular attention of the public. The execution of works by Arkhangelsky and Tchesnokov was fabulous. The concert was not long, but it was a particular event in the cultural life of Chartres.

The Cyrillic ensemble is gorgeous (LA REPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE . Thursday, July 4th, 2006)

The public was charmed by wonderful voices of the singers. The ensemble of soloists called Cyrillic from Saint Petersburg was really gorgeous.

Cyrillic: that means to sing (LA TRIBUNE/LE PROGRES, Wednesday, July 12, 2006)

The Cyrillic ensemble made a splash in the La Talodier church last Monday. The public was filled with admiration for its performance. Every music work was accompanied by the thunderous applause.

Slavonic singing in the church (SUD OUEST, Wednesday, July 19th, 2006)

The vocal ensemble gave a tiptop concert, enchanting the public.

The concert of the Cyrillic ensemble in the monastery (LA DEPECHE DU MIDI, Thursday, July 20th, 2006)

About hundred of connoisseurs of art of singing a cappella were charmed by six singers of the ensemble.There were performing sacred, secular and folk music in the monasterial church for two hours

The Cyrillic ensemble from Saint Petersburg took the audience by storm. (LA REPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE, Tuesday, November 14th, 2006):

The public was attracted and enchanted by Magnificent voices, and was generous in applause for young and beautiful artists.

The visit to the Russian Art with the Cyrillic ensemble (LAREPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE, Tuesday, November 24th, 2006):

Every performance of the ensemble is highly respected by the public, who enjoy with pleaser its repertoire containing of sacred, secular and folk music.

The soloists of the Cyrillic ensemble deserve a large concert hall ( LE BIEN PUBLIC, Wednesday, November 15th, 2006):

There are artists, who still exist away from show business, who make the conscientious work in their concert trips. Information about them often arrives not from the press but trough the rumor. That is the reason, why the devotees of the music followed them from villages to towns in the Ionne department, where the ensemble had several concerts. Listening to their extraordinary voices, one feels himself/herself enchanted. Melomaniacs from Beaune, who visited, concerts presented by the International Festival of Baroque Opera, were charmed by these six professional singers graduated from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. Devotees of music and opera addicts gave proper respect to the Russian ensemble.

The Cyrillic ensemble enchanted the public. ( LA REPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE, Wednesday, November 15th, 2006):

The public was charmed by the strength and the clearness of voices so much so everybody stood up in the end of the performance and stunned the artists with thunders of applause.

The religious singing by the Cyrillic ensemble was judged by its merits in the cathedral (LA REPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE, Monday, November 20th, 2006):

An orthodox singing sounded in the Chartres Cathedral at the concert by the Cyrillic ensemble yesterday. Six soloists, evening gowned, performed 14 works in a space of an hour in front of the wide audience – passers-by, tourists and admirers of music.

Russian sacred and secular singing strikes the audience. (LA REPUBLIQUE DU CENTRE, Friday, March 9th, 2007.):

The public was enchanted by plangent sacred and secular Russian music. Wealthy and bright repertoire of the ensemble and gorgeous voices of the soloists were the real treat. They were a smasher.

The Cyrillic ensemble enchants the public. (L’YONNE REPUBLICAINE, Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2007):

The value is not connected with the age, French proverb says. The Cyrillic ensemble coming from Saint Petersburg proved it in Сент-Обэн-Шато-Неф with its concert last evening. Large public greeted the ensemble with thunders of applause starting with the first piece till the very end of the concert. Six singers performed brilliantly works for mezzo-soprano solo, bass solo, soprano solo and tenor solo. Carrying the audience with the repertoire a cappella, Russian tradition of choir singing were presented in the best sacred works by composers such as Bortniansky, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Tchesnokov, Balakirev, Astafiev, Kalinnikov, Rachmaninov and Arkhangelsky. The Cyrillic ensemble enchanted the admirers of music.. The Cyrillic ensemble presents an extraordinary evening (LE BIEN PUBLIC, Tuesday, March 13th, 2007). The admirers of music, who had come at the concert last Friday evening, didn’t regret they had come about that. They discovered the Cyrillic ensemble, which charmed the public. And the public acclaimed to the artists.

The Cyrillic ensemble from Saint Petersburg enchanted the audience (LOURNAL DE GIEN, Wednesday, March 14th, 2007):

The audience, charmed and enchanted by these gorgeous voices, acclaimed them for a long time, calling the artists out over and over.

Being chuffed by Slavonians (PARIS-NORMANDIE, Saturday, March 17, 2007):

Large public, who came to the church to listen to the rich repertoire of the ensemble from Saint Petersburg, faded in the mastership of singing a cappella and burst into applause. Russian ensemble made an indelible impression in hearts of attending Normandiens.

Magnificent singing a cappella by the Cyrillic ensemble (LE BERRY REPUBLICAIN, Monday, March 19th, 2007):

The Cyrillic ensemble afforded great pleasure to the listeners. Making the gothic stones hot, applause followed every piece, performed by these six brilliant singers. The audience was shiverting during the last song.

Orthodox singing in the Cathedral (LA NOUVELLE REPUBLIQUE, Monday, March 19th, 2007):

The concert whipped 250 people. Consisting of the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory alumni, the ensemble was acclaimed for a long time.

Magnificent journey a cappella (JOURNAL DU CENTRE, Wednesday, July 11, 2007):

They organized their tour with lofty ambitions to share their culture, their language and their singing. Started their tour in Normandie, continued it in the Chartres Cathedral, the six singers of the ensemble arrived to Cosne-sur-Loire. The audience of hundred people was wondered by the tuneful and mighty foreign singing.

The journey to musical Russia (L’EVEIL, NORMANDIE, Wednesday, August 8th, 2007):

On July 24th the Cyrillic ensemble had a very successful concert. More then 200 people came at their third concert, that was extraordinary about the quality of voices, the strength of the talent and the simplicity. It is quit difficult to find exact words, because all these definitions don’t make any sense, but it was excellent. These artists posses real Slavonic voices, which are strong, diverse and particular in their sound. At least, if you meet the ensemble somewhere, don’t miss them, they really worth it.