“One of the best choirs on the planet”
Music Director: Yuriy Kuratch
People who heard this fabulous male choir in 2010 and again in 2011, will not want to miss their return to Truro Cathedral this Autumn. The Boyan Ensemble is known for its mastery of vocal technique, with delicately floated pianissimos and breathtakingly brilliant fortes. Complementing the awesome bass voices is a single lyric soprano soloist, who adds a unique quality that distinguishes this choir.
Presenting a programme of compelling intensity and precision, the first half evokes the spiritual drama and gold-encrusted atmosphere of the Eastern Orthodox tradition, while in the second, songs of joy, humour and nostalgia convey the rich folk culture of Ukraine. A first-timer’s joyous impression was neatly summed up: “CAssocks in Part I, COssacks in Part 2“.
This year’s surprise inclusion is a short tribute to the Verdi bicentenary with three well-known works: the beautiful soprano aria, La Vergine degli angeli (Act 2 Force of Destiny); the stirring Anvil Chorus ( Act 2 Il trovatore), and the sparkling Brindisi duet, Libiamo (Act 1 La Traviata).
Boyan Ensemble’s 26 members are drawn from Ukraine’s top professional male choir,
The Revutsky Academic Male Capella, based in Kiev, Ukraine.
Visit www.vocalclassics.co.uk/boyan for further information and sound samples.
Reserved seating £18; Groups 10+ £17
Students/children £9; Groups 10+ £8
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