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  Red Army Choir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Red Army Choir is a performing ensemble that served as the official army choir of the former Soviet Union's Red Army.
The choir consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble.
The Choir of the the Red Army of the U.S.S.R became known as a propagator of soviet songs, performing original compositions by composers such as V.
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 Red Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early Red Army abandoned the institution of a professional officer corps as a "heritage of tsarism" in the course of the Revolution.
In 1945 the Red Army adopted the Siminov SKS, a semi-automatic 7.62x39mm carbine.
Red Army T-34 tanks outclassed any other tanks in the world, yet most of the Soviet armoured units were less advanced models; likewise, the same supply problem handicapped even the formations equipped with the most modern tanks.
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 Red Army Choir - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Choir of the the Red Army of the U.S.S.R became known as a propagator of soviet songs, performing original compositions by composers such as V. Solovyov-Sedoi, A. Novikov, Matvey Blanter, and B. Mokrousov.
Having travelled widely throughout the Soviet Union, from the artic north to the sands of Tajikistan, the choir performed at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life held in 1937 in Paris, France; it won the Grand Prix, the highest honor bestowed by the jury.
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 Choir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Choirs are often led by a conductor or choirmaster.
Most often choirs consist of four parts but there is no limit to the number of possible parts: Thomas Tallis wrote a 40-part motet entitled Spem in alium, for eight choirs of five parts each; Krzysztof Penderecki's Stabat Mater is for three choirs of 16 voices each, a total of 48 parts.
Male choirs, with the same SATB voicing as mixed choirs, but with boys singing the upper part (often called treble or boy soprano) and men singing alto (in falsetto), also known as countertenor.
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 Red Army Choir -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Under the name Red Army Song Ensemble, twelve soldier/performers - a vocal octet, a bayan player, 2 dancers, and a reciter - officially performed for the first time on October 12, 1928, at the Frunze Club under the direction of their conductor, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, a young music professor at the Moscow Conservatory.
The Choir of the the Red Army of the U.S.S.R became known as a propagator of soviet songs, performing original compositions by composers such as N.
Among the dances staged by the Red Army ensemble are the Zaparozhtsi Dance, the Cossack's Cavalry Dance, the Festive March, the Dance of the Cossacks, the Soldier's Dance, and a Russian Dance.
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 Red Army Choir's official biography
The Red Army Choir were not just the representatives of the popular army, but also that of the united people of one politic.
Everything was said and written about the Red Army Choir, created in 1928 by Alexandre Alexandrov to support the morale of the army troops, the Russian folk songs being always in the heart of the fighters life.
The Red Army Choir was also seen during a memorable concert in Helsinki, together with the mythical and crazy group of "Leningrad Cow Boy" (Finn, as their name does not indicate it), interpreting for example "Just a gigolo".
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 Choir Article, Choir Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Male choirs with similar divisions to mixed choirs, but with boys singing the upper part (often called treble instead of soprano) and men singing alto (in falsetto), also known as countertenor.
Male choirs, usually consisting of two tenors, baritone, and bass, often abbreviated as TTBB (or ATBB if the upper part sings falsetto in alto range,as is common in barbershop -style singing).
A show choir, a less common choir type, is a choir in which the members sing and dance, and it may be somewhat similar to a musical.
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 Russian London / Red Army choir performs for Pope /
Red Army choristers used to sing about "razing the churches"...
Unthinkable before the fall of the Soviet Union, the event staged in the Vatican's general audience hall was televised live in Italy and Russia.
On the stage, bathed in red light, the choir founded more than 70 years ago by soldiers who took part in the Bolshevik revolution sang traditional Russian songs in full dress military uniform.
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 THE RED ARMY CHOIR AND DANCE ENSEMBLE, VICTOR ELISEEV, RED ARMY CHOIR, MILITARY DANCE ENSEMBLE, ORCHESTRA, RUSSIAN ...
The Red Army Choir and Dance Ensemble have performed for His Holiness The Pope, creating the milestone for this great attraction that many other acts could only dream of.
On the 17th of September, 1998, for the first time in the history of Russia, by decree of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin, The Red Army Choir were presented with the "Plate-Star" at The Kremlin for their contribution to domestic and world culture.
With renditions of songs from The Beatles to Beethoven, The Red army Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Major General Victor Eliseev, have received enormous media recognition.
www.russianmusicandvideos.com /red_army_choir.htm   (435 words)

  
 Catholic World News : Red Army choir to sing at Pope's anniverary?
Vatican, Sep. 23, 2004 (CWNews.com) - In a dramatic reminder that the Cold War has ended, the Red Army choir is expected to perform at an October 15 concert at the Vatican, honoring Pope John Paul II (bio - news) on the 26th anniversary of his papal election.
But Russian diplomats indicate that an agreement is close on the performance by the Alexandrov Choir, better known as the Red Army Choir during the Soviet era.
It would be nice if they could get a full time professional adult choir (including women) to sing for all events at the Vatican, and get rid of those squeaky voices of the Sistine boys choir.
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 Great Russian Voices - The Red Army Choir
In 1978 the ensemble was renamed after Boris Alexandrov, who led it for 40 years, from 1946 to 1986.
The ensemble is composed of a male choir, mixed dance groups and an orcherstra, totalling about 200 artists.
Since its first success abroad in 1937 where it won first prize at the Paris Universal Exhibition, the choir has performed in over 40 countries.
www.russia-in-us.com /Music/GRV/RedArmy   (125 words)

  
 Red Army Choir: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Red Army Choir is a choir choir quick summary:
A choir is a musical ensemble of singers in which at least two members perform the same music simultaneously....
The short forms red army and rkka refer to the "workers and peasants red army", (-...
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 Encyclopedia :: Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Red Army stopped the Nazi offensive, with the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943 being the major turning point, and drove through Eastern Europe to Berlin before Germany surrendered in 1945 (see Great Patriotic War).
Many organizations such as the Red Army and Police forces continued to remain in place in the early months of 1992, but were slowly phased out or absorbed by the newly independent nations.
Formation of the Red Army in February 1918, not a free day.
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 Correspondents Report - Red Army Choir thriving
It sang its way through war and peace to international acclaim, and years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it sings on, drawing thousands to its concerts and enjoying the patronage of the upper echelons of the Russian Government.
EMMA GRIFFITHS: The Red Army Choir had humble beginnings, just a dozen performers, but it grew into a song and dance troupe of about 200.
EMMA GRIFFITHS: The Red Army Choir has just celebrated 100 years since the birth of its second chief, Boris Alexandrov.
www.abc.net.au /correspondents/content/2005/s1493654.htm   (543 words)

  
 Red Army Choir CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Red Army Choir CD Red Army Choir CD By popular request, a collection of favorites performed by the world renowned Red Army Choir, on CD.
In 1952, shipped to an Army depot in Moscow, where they languished for 45 years.
As the sun sets on Red Square, the light reflects off the rose colored marble of Lenin's Tomb.
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 Amazon.com: Russian Favourites: Music: Vasily Ivanovich Agapkin,Boris Aleksandrov,Aleksandr ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
And while there may be better and more professional recordings, of this choir and more professional bands, these soldiers succeed in achieving a wide range of color with their vocal talent on this recording.
It is clear, but when the choir sings in a low tone, it is simply cannot be heard.
Athletes were usually viewed as wanting a taste of the good life, but when the Red Army Choir defected, it was a sweet victory for the west.
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 Russian Red Army Choir in US
A concert of the Alexandrov Academic Song and Dance Company of the Russian Army was conducted in the US capital for the first time in the last 15 years.
Another viewer, Russian immigrant Ivan Makarov, who served in the US Army during the war, said he had attended all concerts of the Alexandrov Academic Song and Dance Company of the Russian Army in the United States.
The band gave numerous performances in the United States starting in 1989 and is widely known among local audiences as The Red Army Choir.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Best of the Red Army Choir: the Definitive Collection: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the RED ARMY CHOIR, founded in 1929.
For two generations, the Red Army was the most powerful army ever seen.
Therefore, it is with a certain credability the choir sing "The Red Army is the strongest", or the grandiose "National Anthem of the USSR" as well as old soldier's or partisan's songs.
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 The Red Army Choir - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The most prestigious vocal group in Russia, the Red Army Choir was renamed in 1978 after Boris Alexandrov, the troupe's director from 1946 until 1986.
A large group featuring a male choir, mixed dance group, and orchestra, the Red Army Choir attracted international attention when it took first place at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1937.
Much of the group's repertoire, including such tunes as "We Are the Red Cavalry" and "Song of the Volga Boatmen," has passed into Russian folklore.
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Russian army, Russian red army, Russian red army choir, the Russian army, Russian army surplus, army Russian, Russian army uniforms, imperial Russian army on RussiansAbroad.com
IN THE SOVIET ERA, THE ARMED FORCES were the most stable institution in the nation, exercising strong influence over general national security policy as well as over specific issues of military doctrine.
In the mid-1990s, individual steps such as arms agreements and an apparent shift of strategic emphasis from the West toward China continued, but overall public and state support for the armed forces languished.
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 Amazon.com: Best of the Red Army Choir: Music: Red Army Choir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When you listen to this album, voices ring true and clear with the gusto of "WE ARE THE RED CAVALRY" and "SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN" seem to jump out at you.
These recordings are priceless and have brought the years to the forefront, when this male choir took first place at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1937.
Silva Classics has taken the reins to bring the "ultimate" of full choir sounds, including classical hymns and traditional songs.
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 Russian Red Army Choir on Drive » ABC Sydney
Since its first success abroad in 1937 where it won first prize at the Paris Universal Exhibition, the Russian Red Army Choir has performed in over 40 countries.
In Sydney as part of a world tour, the Russian Red Army Choir paid a visit to the 702 ABC Sydney studios on Monday 11 March during Richard Glover's Drive program.
The Red Army Choir and Dance Ensemble have also performed for the Royal Family and His Holiness, The Pope.
www.abc.net.au /sydney/stories/s501620.htm   (168 words)

  
 Alexandrov Red Army Choir
From humble beginnings in Russia during the first decade of Stalin's rule to enviable international acclaim that has followed them beyond the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union, The Red Army Choir is arguably the world's leading and most visual choral/dance ensemble.
Now directed by Leonid Malev, many imitation Red Army choral troupes exist today but only the original Alexandrov Red Army Choir embodies the rich history and undiminished spirit of the Russian Red Army.
This remarkable live concert performance from Paris in 2003 captures the verve, the power and the traditional musical excellence of Russia's most famous chorus at their very best.
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 8.553154 RED ARMY CHOIR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Red Army Ensemble's energetic mixture of dance, acrobats and vivacious song have been delighting audiences since they were formed in 1928.
Many of their songs have passed into Red Army Choir folklore, and no one hearing their performances of Dark Eyes, We are the Red Cavalry and the Song of the Volga Boatmen is ever likely to forget the experience.
Now in super digital sound we can savour the vitality of their performances, those big deep resonant bass voices unique to their singing.
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 Greater London Authority - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This world-famous choir has performed in more than 40 countries since 1937 and has not appeared in the UK since 1967.
The state puppet theatre is the largest centre of puppetry in the world, established more than 70 years ago.
Russia is one of three emerging markets – alongside India and China – to receive special attention by the Mayor.
www.london.gov.uk /view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=4630   (529 words)

  
 Red Army Choir Orchestra And Dance Ensemble, The - Live In Paris from Empire Film Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Red Army Choir Orchestra And Dance Ensemble, The - Live In Paris from Empire Film Store
Starring: The Red Army Choir And Orch, The Red Army Dance Ensemble
Red Army Choir Orchestra And Dance Ensemble, The - Live In Paris
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