PSU Choir Enters International Contest, Gets Grand-Prix

The PSU Academic Choir became a grand-prix winner at the “Top of Opympus” International Fest, recently. The Choir performed “Madonna Mia Pieta” by Orlande de Lassus. The Fest welcomed contestants in choreography, vocals, poetry, instrumental performance and theater of fashions.

The PSU Academic Choir unites students from various faculties, regardless of their age, status and field of research. It is friendly team of singers, learning to improve vocal performance and performing at numerous concerts in Russia and abroad.

The Choir’s repertoire has always included works of various eras, musical trends and styles: Russian folk songs, national and international classics, sacred music, pieces by contemporary composers, pop songs and rock numbers. Many Choir members have gone on to become professionals in music.

Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) was chosen as a known composer of the late Renaissance, chief representative of the mature polyphonic style of the Franco-Flemish school, and considered to be one of the most famous and influential musicians in Europe at the end of the 16th century.