My son (2) and I attended a friend's last concert as conductor of the Monash University Choral at St George's Uniting Church in St Kilda. The program included Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, and a couple of sacred works by the Russian composer, Bortnyansky. The conductor, Nicholas Cowall, is a promoter and advocator of Russian and Soviet composers, in particular, Schnittke, Chesnokov and Bortniansky. It's amazing hearing non-Russians sing in Old Slavonic, not an easy thing to do.
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