- Ekaterinburg Philharmonic Choir
- Петренко Андрей
Ekaterinburg Philharmonic Choir
The choir was founded in 2008 to perform cantata and oratorio compositions with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra. Vera Davydova was the first artistic director of the choir; Andrey Petrenko has been holding the post since 2015.
The choir’s repertoire includes such monumental compositions as Requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Faurй, Berlioz, Schnittke and Silvestrov, the Missa Solemnis (Solemn Mass) by Beethoven, the Spring Symphony by Britten, Carmina Burana by Orff, the Execution of Stepan Razin and Symphony No.13 by Shostakovich, the Symphony of Psalms by Stravinsky, Byurokratiada (Ode to Bureaucracy) by Shchedrin, cantatas by Taneyev and Prokofiev, compositions of Rachmaninoff, Sviridov, and Gavrilin.
Directed by A. Petrenko, the choir gave guest performances in France, Germany, Denmark, and China. The choir took part in the Russian Symphonic Forum and international festivals: Beethovenfest, La Folle Journee, Via Aeterna, Moscow Easter Festival, Le Rivage des voix and Preobrazhenie (Transfiguration) choir festivals, Eurasia, and Bach-fest. The choir’s performances were broadcast live by Arte, a European television channel.
The choir worked with such conductors as D. Kitayenko, K. Penderecki, V. Gergiev, Jean-Claude Casadesus, D. Liss, A. Vedernikov, E. Brazhnik, A. Boreyko, Enkhe, A. Petrenko. The choir gave concerts in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and in Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, in the Pleyel Hall in Paris, and in the Beethovenhalle concert hall in Bonn.