The Children’s Choir of TV and Radio of St Petersburg was created in 1955 and was the first children’s choir of the Soviet Union Broadcasting system. The founding fathers of this group were the outstanding musicians, Yuri Slavnitsky and Isaac Dunaevsky.
Over the years the Children’s Choir has become one of St Petersburg true symbols and part of its culture. It has always been part of various choral and orchestral recitals, theatre performances, official events and even a full-scale choir at the Orthodox Church services.
The young singers are top of the class, and have stunned audiences all over the world, in Russia and Europe, the US and Asia.
Some of the most significant performances done by the Choir include War Requiem and the Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, cantata Carmina Burana by Karl Orf, the 3d and the 8th Symphonies by Gustav Mahler, to name just a few. These are the works that require highly skilled musicians to perform.
The Children’s Choir of TV and Radio of St Petersburg is the permanent part of the troupe for some of the performances at the Mariinsky theatre, as well as being part of its recitals repertoire. To mention the most recent ones, the choir took part in the vanguard opera “The True Story of Cinderella” by Vladimir Tarnopolsky and “The Queen of Spades” by Piotr Tchaikovsky in the brilliant interpretation by Director Alexey Stepaniuk.
The young musicians enjoy singing in virtually any genre, from Russian sacred works to Russian rock music, from Western-European classical pieces to modern pop-music, from classical operas to contemporary performances.