Something positive and inspiring, as a continuation of our extended #Victory75 marathon!
A beautiful, energetic and striking compilation from Victory Day open air performances by the Russian Turetsky Choir in Moscow, Berlin and New York in 2019. This is what it looked like when there was on COVID quarantine!
This is the choir I told you about in previous post: The Turetsky Choir Sings the Legendary KATYUSHA online! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн.
It consists of two unique world-famous bands: the Turetsky Male Choir and the all-female group Soprano, who sometimes perform together.
This is a compilation of three concerts for May 9, Victory Day 2019. Lots of great and famous Russian songs of war and peace, love and victory. The video switches repeatedly between three concerts, all performed on legendary outdoor stages, carefully chosen for the occasion:
1. Moscow: Belarussky Train Station Square
This is where the first Victory Train from Berlin had arrived on May 10, 1945. You can see and read about it here: 3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin!
It was also a famous backdrop of the Soviet film ‘Belarussky Station’ about the reunion of several WWII vets, with its legendary song, ‘We Need One Victory.’ Notice how public reacts to songs!
2. Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt Square
It is the site of the Berlin Concert Hall and the same square on which the legendary 1st concert of the Red Army Choir took place in 1945, shortly after the Victory over Hitler. Huge crowds of Berliners gathered on and around the square to listen to that hit concert, many perched on ledges, steps and tops of buildings. The scene is closely recreated, down to crowds, people perched on ledges of nearby buildings and straddling statues surrounding the square.
3. New York: Battery Park
If you are at all familiar with New York, I don’t need to tell you what kind of place this is! One of the nicest spots in Manhattan, with lovely water views. Widely thought of as the place from which the ‘American liberty’ began. You can see the Statue of Liberty in the background.
Overall the Turetsky Choir did Victory Day concerts in over 12 countries worldwide (possibly more, not sure of the latest stats). Of course, nothing this year, due to COVID. They’ll probably resume next year.
Listen to these sparkling concerts – I think you’ll enjoy this compilation, as do I!
**This post was originally written and compiled on May 9, 2020. I thought I’d post it soon after. Due to the release of my new SERIES 3 EARTH SHIFT WEBINARS and other Lada Ray Patreon events I only am getting around to posting it in July. However, the beautiful video concert, combining all three concerts in one, has been taken down by YouTube, saying there is a copyright strike against it. (A typical thing that might happen during Mercury retrograde.)
I thought uniting three very significant locales in three major capitals in one concert was a great way to present it. But since it’s not available, check out other videos I found on YT.
This is a 30 min part of the same Berlin concert – it gives you a good idea of the whole thing (too bad no whole concert is available any more):
Adagio by Soprano, the all-female part of the Turetsky Choir. A small part of the Battery Park, New York ‘Songs of Unity’ Victory Day concert:
As a bonus, this is a jubilee Turetsky Choir and Soprano show in Moscow (not related to Victory Day, but showcasing their other work):
The Turetsky Choir Sings the Legendary KATYUSHA online! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн
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The world-renowned Turetsky Choir, with rare and striking voices ranging from basso profundo to male soprano, has done for several years the worldwide Victory Day tours called ‘Songs of War, Peace & Victory.’ They performed on major open air stages in Berlin, Vienna, New York, Toronto, Beijing, Madrid, Prague, Minsk and Moscow. This year their highly anticipated Songs of Victory tour got cancelled because of COVID-19. They decided to perform online instead. They’ve been posting their performances and today I am offering you one of them.
The legendary Katyusha, by the Turetsky Choir in isolation, and daughter of its founder, Emmanuel Turetskaya:
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#VictoryDay special 2. A huge crowd gathered to hear the Russian songs of victory and peace in the center of Berlin. This rare event happened on May 7, 2017. Performance by The Turetsky Choir and the Soprano of Turetsky. Many beautiful songs, including Katyusha and others. Awesome voices.
The 2017 event has recreated to a minute detail the legendary Red Army Choir Berlin performances of 1945, 1948 and 1960s. Notice people sitting on steps and on top of structures – just like in 1940s.
Legendary Red Army Choir performances in Berlin, 1945, 1948 and 1960s
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