Alexandrov Ensemble. The group’s repertoire has included The Volga Boatmen’s Song, Katyusha, Kalinka, and Ave Maria . It is named for its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883–1946). Its formal name since 1998 has been A. V. Alexandrov Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of …
Singers and orchestra members of Red Army Choir, also known as the Alexandrov Ensemble, perform in Moscow, Russia March 31, 2016. The Russian military choir that lost most of its singers in a plane crash Sunday is often described as the Kremlin’s “singing weapon.”.
Valery Halilov, the head of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the famous army choir of the Russian armed forces, and 64 of its members were on board of the Russian Tu-154 aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry press service said Sunday.
The world-famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir was on board, alongside humanitarian workers and several media members due to take part in the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in Syria.
All members of the Alexandrov Ensemble choir, except for three lead vocalists, were on board the plane when it crashed, Vadim Ananiev, a lead vocalist from the choir, told TASS. Ananyev told RT he woke up to a phone call alerting him to the tragedy in Sochi. “I was in shock. Couldn’t believe it. I …
Dec 25, 2016 · Russia is mourning its “cultural paratroopers” after more than 60 members of the world famous Alexandrov Ensemble were apparently killed in a plane crash Sunday.
Alexandrov Ensemble choir. It has for most of its history been a male-voice choir of tenors and basses, based in Moscow and directed and conducted by Alexander V. Alexandrov from 1926 to 1946, by his son Boris A. Alexandrov from 1946 to 1987, and by various directors up to the present.
‘Best Members’ of Russian Military Choir Counted Among Crash Victims. FILE – This photo taken on Oct. 23, 2015 shows the official army choir of the Russian armed forces, also known as the Alexandrov Ensemble, standing while the choir Conductor General Viktor Eliseev (R) arrives onstage at the Palais des Sports in Paris.
Alexandrov Russian Army Song and Dance Ensemble loss. Since the performance of the ensemble Syria was supposed to be mostly a cappella, only 14 dancers, balalaika and accordion players were on the plane – along with 50 choir members, led by the ensemble’s head, Lieutenant-General Valery Khalilov, a stern, grey-haired conductor and composer who always performed in uniform.
64 Members of Russian Army’s Famed Alexandrov Choir Feared Dead in Tu-154 Crash. The Alexandrov Ensemble has performed at many hot points in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Transdnestr, Tajikistan and Chechnya and played to packed audiences in more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.