Ensemble "Markell's Voices" will sing in a grandiose choir competition on the streets of Moscow 16 times a capella
From April 28th to May 7th in the capital city for the first time will be an international contest "Moscow Spring a capella". More than 150 contestants will participate in it – solo performers and vocal ensembles, their performances will take place at unusual concert venues throughout Moscow. The organizers calculated that the listeners are waiting for 1200 hours of live singing in genres from opera to folk, from jazz to beatbox, from rock to spiritual music.
"I honestly do not remember a choral festival of such level", says Igor Tyuvaev, artistic director of the ensemble "Markell's Voices". "It's a huge choral party, and, of course, it's extremely important for us to communicate with colleagues and show ourselves".
Igor Tyuvaev notes that all performances of the collective will be held in the center of Moscow open air. "The venues are interesting, sometimes extreme. For example, we were asked if we were ready to sing on the balcony. Why not - if the whole ensemble will fit there", - says the conductor.
"Markell's Voices" will perform at the contest from 2nd to 6th of May, all in all musicians will give 16 concerts. For performances in Moscow they prepared four programs: the foreign variety, soviet music, sacred music and folklore - Russian and Georgian.
Jury members will be at each performance in the contest. The prize fund of the contest is 17 million rubles. It is expected that the Grand Prix will be awarded in the amount of 6 million 200 thousand rubles, as well as the award of three prizes in each of the three competitive categories.
Official site of the contest: https://acappella.moscow/