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The Moscow Oratorio Choir Is Now Rehearsing

For The 2005 Winter Holiday Concert.
Join us!

Moscow Oratorio, led by the renowned conductor Alexander Tsaliuk, is a non-profit choir uniting Russian and expat amateur singers from over 17 countries mostly people who either had a musical education or sang in school and religious choirs. The choir performs classical music, with a repertoire ranging from baroque to XXth century music, accompanied by the Musica Viva orchestra. All concert proceeds and company sponsorship are donated to charity programs to support Russian children and elderly people in need.

Rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 7.00 pm in the language school located in Novinsky Boulevard, 3 (Smolenskaya metro station). As concert dates approach, rehearsals will probably be held on Saturdays as well. Well perform two concerts in early December. The 2005 holiday concert will include both excerpts from Handels Messiah and a rhapsody of traditional religious and popular yuletide songs from around the world. We think it will be one of our most popular and challenging concert programs.

If you love to sing and would like to join a lively and likeminded group of amateur singers, please contact:
Stephane at 8 903 771 6553 or
Carol at 8 910 446 5711.

Please visit our website for additional information (

The choir was started in 1993, after by two Moscow journalists decided that it would be good idea if the opportunity was available to put on Handels Messiah at Christmas, a tradition which has been continued ever since. The first concerts were held at Saint Andrews, Moscows Anglican Church, and soon became well know occasions. Students orchestras and soloists from Russia, England and the USA took part. The choir tries to give amateur singers the chance to perform beautiful music at a high standard in excellent venues, and also to give people of different professions the chance to communicate on the grounds of their respect for Russian culture.

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