Sunday, December 26, 2010

The State Symphony Cappella of Russia came to Celebrate Christmas with People of Hong Kong


The State Symphony Capella of Russia , Company of 50 singers, was found in 1991 by merging of former USSA Stats Chamber Choir under Valery Polyanskiy and the State Symphony Orchestra of he former Ministry of culture headed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

The Capella is a renowned for its flexibility in phrasing, rich and warm tone, nobility of expression nd skillfully balanced sounding sections. The Capella’s repertoire includes classical works by such composers as Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Liszt, Verdi, Cherubini, Brahms, Britten, Devork, to name a few as well as traditional Russian Folk Songs, Rachmaninov’s The Bells and Stravinksy’s Wedding are amongst the Capella’s extensive repertoire.

Apart from Performing in Russia, The Capella has toured to Spain, Hungary, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, England, Italy, and other European Countries. Over the years the Capella has received critical acclaims for the groups’ flawless technique, beautiful, tone, clear and precise intonation and unfailing attention to poetic words, In 2005, the Capella has also made a debut tour to Far East Visiting Hong Kong and Mainland China to celebrate the Christmas.
This is the time that I had a chance to sit in the hall to enjoy the great singers in the Holy Christmas day 25 Dec 2010. They had a good arrangement of the songs and the Climax was the last song Kalinka , probably the most famous Russian Folk Songs!

Little Snowberry, snowberry,

Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,

My little raspberry,

As, under the pine, the green one, lay me down o sleep.

Ah, rock-a-baby.

Lay me down to sleep,

Little Snowberry, snowberry,

Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,
My little raspberry!

Ah, little pine, little green one,

Don't rustle above me.

Ah, rock-a-baby.

Don't rustle above me.

Little snowberry, snowberry, Snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden,

My little raspberry!

Ah, you beauty, Pretty maiden.

Take a fancy to me,

Ah, rock-a-baby,

Take a fancy to me,

Little snowberry, snowberry, snowberry of mine!

Little raspberry in the garden, my little raspberry!



I think this Christmas has changed me a lot towards the way I never had before.

It brought new hope to me as I had a new romance with the Pretty maiden Ice who understands, cares me more than any others I had had before…This Kalinka song is best to describe the feeling I have now!


I wish that the Christmas would bring all the best to the man and woman in Hong Kong falling with love. And hope that the next Coming Christmas that these people in love will have their fruit of life…!

HK Snob

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