On Friday, June 12, the Chapel of St. Petersburg will present a large-scale musical and poetic composition "Russia, Russia! Be safe, be safe!" (12+) based on works by Russian poets and composers. A special event dedicated to the Day of Russia will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Sviridov, Gavrilin, Kalvarsky, etc., poems by Pushkin, Tyutchev, Esenin, Zhemchuzhnikov, Rubtsov, Mike, Chuprov and others, performed by St. Petersburg artists Semyon Sytnik and Alexei Emelianov. Conductor and author of the composition, People's Artist of the USSR Vladislav Chernushenko. In 2016 this performance opened the annual choral festival "Nevsky choral assemblies".
During its activity, the Chapel has become the most important source of musical education in Russia, a major professional school that has educated many generations of conductors, composers, singers and performers on orchestral instruments. Since 1974, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Chapel is an outstanding Russian musician, People's Artist of the USSR Vladislav Chernushenko. The chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Chapel is People's Artist of Russia Alexander Chernushenko.
Each program of the unique creative union of the two leading orchestras of the country - the Chorus and the Symphony Orchestra of the Chapel - attracts genuine interest among both residents of St. Petersburg and guests of the city. The repertoire of the bands is incredibly diverse. It includes concerts by famous composers, rarely performed and premiered works, programs at the junction of different genres, immersive projects and concerts using 3D-mapping shows, literary and musical compositions and concert performances.