The head of the Kuban Cossack Choir spoke about the upcoming tour schedule of the team.
On August 5, the official successor of the Troop Singing Choir gathered in full force after working leave to open the new season in a festive atmosphere.
– The glorification of God and the preservation of culture is a great work. The cross that ensemble carry today is truly golden and saving. It makes it possible through your chants to touch the sources of the saints.
Director General, artistic director of the Kuban Cossack Choir Viktor Zakharchenko recalled the milestones of the great history of the collective.
– The starting point of history is October 14, 1811. Then in the first composition of the Kuban military singing choir there was one regent, one bass and four young Cossack girls. For the centenary of the choir, which was celebrated in the building of the regional philharmonic society, the collective consisted of more than 50 people, and another 80 people were part of the orchestra. The Lord ruled so that the Cossack choir did not disappear, although there were many prerequisites for this. Today the collective is the successor of the Military Singing Choir. In two years we will celebrate the anniversary with you: 25 years as the legal successor and 210 years to the Kuban Cossack Choir. Our choir has a great responsibility. We need to remember this, to know our history in order to understand who we are and what goals we face, ”said Victor Gavrilovich.
According to the leader, the Cossack choir remains unique in Russian and Orthodox culture. It is the only Russian folk group who sings in churches. Victor Zakharchenko added that this year two volumes of the history of the Cossack choir will be released, and the third year will appear.
– The Kuban Cossack Choir is a special collective and talent, special beauty and grace. And he has no analogues in the world. I wish you strength and wakefulness, despite the busy tour schedule.
Viktor Zakharchenko voiced and creative plans for the upcoming season. So, for 2020, the program announced a big concert in honor of the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. In addition, the team will be intensely preparing for the Christmas concert in the Kremlin. A tight schedule abroad is also planned. Also, work will begin on a draft program for the next anniversary of the Kuban Cossack Choir, which will be celebrated on the feast of the Protection of the Holy Virgin in 2021. – The Kuban Cossack Choir is a visiting card not only of the Krasnodar Territory, but of the whole of Russia. And special thanks to you for being very responsive to people in need, ”Sergey Kostylev addressed the artists.
He recalled that the Kuban Cossack Choir and the Krasnodar branch of the ONF, in which Viktor Zakharchenko is the co-chair, did not stand aside from the tragedy in the Irkutsk region. For several days, CCA employees organized the collection of food, clothing, shoes, bedding and personal hygiene items that were sent to the victims.