The team from Arkhangelsk performed in Vologda. The Northern Russian Folk Choir came on tour to the regional capital. Choral, dance and orchestral performances awaited spectators on the stage of the Russian House. In some productions, everything was successfully combined at once. The concert was also attended by the film crew of the “Russian North”.
Songs, dances, round dances, ditties. And all this accompanied by an orchestra of Russian folk instruments. The Northern Folk Choir presented the anniversary program “The Pearl of the Russian North” in Vologda. For the 95th anniversary of the collective, guests from Arkhangelsk brought a new production.
“When I was young, I was at their concert. They had a show called “Northern Wedding”. And so they selected songs in this vein, selected lamentations, dances, round dances, all this was. When I was young, I went out with a lump in my throat. “
The first number “Like ours at the gates” began with a round dance of singing girls. Then they were joined by young people in Russian folk shirts. The musicians took the stage and, to their accompaniment, the guys and girls started dancing.
Alexander Kachaev, head of the Northern Folk Choir Orchestra: “We wanted to combine into one program both the old numbers that are included in our golden fund, which is 20 and 30 years old, maybe forty already, and those numbers that we made quite recently. Basically, all the usual Russian folk instruments are involved – this is a group of balalaikas, a group of domras, three button accordions and percussion instruments. “
The origins of the Northern Choir in the Vologda region. It first appeared as an ethnographic ensemble in 1926 in Veliky Ustyug. In 1931, its founder, Antonina Kolotilova, moved to Arkhangelsk and invited her to join the local songwriters. Over the years, the choir has grown into a large professional team. Now it has more than seventy participants. These are musicians, choristers and dancers.
Alexander Selivanov, chief choreographer: “Of the dances, what I can take is, of course, the undying dance“ Shenkurskiye Zovyrki ”staged by Ivan Zakharovich Merkulov. This dance is danced by all of Russia, everyone knows it, everyone loves it and, of course, performed by the Northern Choir, it should look the best. “
In the performances of the collective, northern traditions are observed. Costumes of artists by professional fashion designers based on samples of museum collections in Arkhangelsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Lyubov Tivilik, artist of the choral group of the Northern Folk Choir: “This is a folk costume, it is, of course, already stylized, this is a sundress, a blouse and a bandage, a girl’s headdress. I have been working in the team for the 17th year. This is creative work, of course, I like it, I like it. We tour a lot, this is a great opportunity to see both Russia and the world. Wonderful job, love. “
The Northern Folk Choir has performed in Poland, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, China and other countries. He is currently touring Russia. After Vologda, the artists will go to the cities of the Volga region.