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The State Capella of Russia

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Touring period is December 3 - 22, 2013

Bio -

Valeri Polyansky, Chief Conductor 

Sergey Veprintsev, Assistant Conductor

The State Symphony Capella of Russia was founded in 1991 as a result of a merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir under the leadership of Valeri Polyansky and State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture headed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Specialists mark strict performing discipline reigning in the collective, flexibility of phraising, rich and warm sounding, nobility of expression, skillfully balanced sounding sections, all that make it the State Symphony Capella of Russia.

Capella's programs include such master pieces as Masses of Mozart and Schubert, Bruckner and Liszt, Requiems by Verdi, Cherubini, Brahms, Mozart, Dvorak, Britten, Schnittke, Rachmaninoff's Bells, Stravinksy's Wedding, operas in concert performances, etc. 

Having visited numerous Russian cities, the Capella has toured Spain, Hungary, France, Holland,Germany, Sweden, Canada, England, Italy, and other European countries. Many critics around the toured countries noted the flawless vocal and choral technique, beautiful continuous sounding, crystal-clear and precise intonation and unfailing attention to poetic words.  

Press Quotes

I like to refer to concerts as being some type of beautiful concert/painting. This concert/painting was a finished work of art with no added brush strokes needed — and tonight it even came framed. The State Symphony Capella of Russia is the standard by which all great choruses of the world should want to be judged and likened to for purity of sound and dramatic expression.                 “” - USA

The harmonies in this song were incredible. The bass singers in this group shook the walls with their deep voices, while the soprano singers could shatter glass with the notes that they sang. When the song ended, Polyanskiy lowered his hands, signaling to the audience that the song was over. After this gesture, the audience roared with applause.                                                                                                                                                           “The Echo” – Conway, AR

Capella under Polyansky conquered the heart of exigent audience by its emotionally strained, passionate performing. Never before did our listeners demand an encore with such insistency and admiration. – “Merano”, Italy

The feeling of creative unity and artistic harmony were perhaps the most amazing of the concert performance of Capella, headed by Valeri Polyansky. – Balver Lokalteil”, Deutschland

The State Symphony Capella of Russia, which gave a stunning performance at the Concert Hall last night, sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is simply one of the best choirs that Hong Kong has ever heard…The name of the programme, “Cheers!” is a perfect reflection on how the audience felt leaving this wonderful concert that took place in the middle of a Christmas Season.              –  The Standard”, Hong Kong

" What a Choir! Beautiful, noble, ideally balanced sounding, diversity of timbres, flawless clear intoning...We can only dream about such a Choir... - "Le Monde”, France


Technical Rider -


STAGE REQUIREMENTS: The entire stage (including off-stage areas) must be cleared of any obstructions, scenery, platforms, furniture, etc. before the arrival of the company. Stage, dressing rooms and all related areas must be warm (minimum 72 degrees Fahrenheit) with no blowing air.

PIANO REQUIREMENTS:  A required piano should be tuned to A-440 and ready for a sound check 3 hours prior to the beginning of a performance.

CHORAL RISERS: 3 rows of choral risers should be available. The first riser should be at 12 inches high. If other heights of risers are available, it should be confirmed.

MUSIC STAND: Conductor’s music stand shall be provided for the rehearsal and a performance of the Chorus. No podium is required.

LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: Full concert lighting is required.

SOUND REQUIREMENTS: If a local venue calls for an acoustical shell, it should be set up prior to the Choir’s arrival at a venue.

DRESSING ROOM REQUIREMENTS: One (I) large dressing room to accommodate approximately twenty two (22) men. One (1) large dressing room to accommodate approximately twenty two (22) women. One (1) small dressing room for artistic director. An area for ironing of costumes is required. If possible, this area should be close to the stage. If a local venue has a different count of rooms available, please let us know.

Rooms must be clean, well lit, heated or cooled as necessary, and equipped with tables, chairs, mirrors and hanging racks or hooks for clothes. Clean, well-supplied bathroom facilities must be adjacent or nearby.

SET- UP REHEARSAL REQUIREMENTS: Hall must be available for set-up and rehearsals three hours prior to the doors opening to the public.

HOSPITALITY: Please provide the following hospitality for 48 people:

  • A hot meal will be appreciated two hours prior to the performance.
  • Vegetables, fruit and cookies
  • Hot coffee (regular and decaf with milk, cream, sugar and sugarless sweetener)
  • Tea assortment with hot water (with honey and lemon). Plenty of hot water, please
  • Bottled water, plenty of it. Thank you

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: A volunteer is required backstage, from company arrival to departure, to monitor dressing rooms and backstage security.

PARKING REQUIREMENTS: Parking for a bus, as close to the stage entrance as possible, will be required. Any necessary parking permits should be provided.

RECEPTIONS / INTERVIEWS: The Company is always happy to fulfill reception requests, where the travel schedule permits. It is suggested that requests for such functions are cleared through New York office well in advance of the company’s appearance.

HOUSE PROGRAMS: The program copy to be furnished by chorus for house program includes:  billing of Choir, and conductor, list of compositions to be performed and the movements of each, program credits and restrictions (see below), program notes, biographies of chorus, conductor and soloist, and listing of chorus personnel and chorus’s executive staff. All brochures, advertising and programs shall state:  "Programs and artists subject to change without notice."  Any program change shall be without penalty or fee reduction to the Choir. 

·         Presenter agrees to furnish a sufficient number of house programs for chorus members prior to concert

·         Presenter will also furnish 2 copies of all posters and other materials used in the promotion of the concert, including advertising and reviews.  

·         Presenter agrees to provide appropriate credit to any tour sponsor(s) or underwriter(s), whether a commercial or non-commercial organization(s), such credit to appear in all advertising display materials and house program in form and substance as requested by chorus. 

·         Presenter agrees to print credit lines, as submitted by chorus, on program page including, but not limited to tour sponsor(s), piano, recording companies and tour management. 

House programs should give credits to the producer as follows:


World Touring Entertainment                                                                                                                           Leonid Fleishaker, Executive Producer                                                                                                                12 Nicola Lane, Nesconset, NY 11767                                                                                                               Tel: (631) 838-5658 * Fax: (631) 980-7867                                                                                                           E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                           

SALES:The Company will be selling some concessions before the performance, during intermission, and after performance. It would be appreciated if the company is provided with two long tables and two (2) chairs placed in the lobby.

RESTRICTIONS: Presenter agrees that no concert is to be recorded, broadcast, televised or photographed or otherwise extended beyond the auditorium without the prior written consent of chorus and will take all reasonable measures to assure that there will be no violation of this provision. 

  • Presenter agrees to include in printed program and on program page the statement: 

"The photographing or sound recording of this concert or possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited." 

·         Presenter agrees not to arrange any open rehearsal without Choir's written agreement.


Touring program – To be confirmed


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News Releases:

April 22, 2012 - Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble completed their 35-concert American tour. It was a very successful tour that left numerous presenters and concert goers raving about it.

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March 5-12, 2012 - Siberian Virtuosi went to Israel for the first time. Their performances and master classes were met with great appreciation and reception.

February 27 - April 21, 2012 - Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble will return to the United States for their 20th anniversary of American touring. The itinerary of the tour will take the world famous Ensemble to 35 American cities coast-to-coast.

March 1-15, 2012 - Siberian Virtuosi will make their debut in Israel. The Ensemble will appear in 5 cities of Israel.

December 29-30, 2011 - Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble gave 2 sold out concerts in Wan Town Hall, and Tuen Mun Hall of Hong Kong. Both audiences were extremely  enthusiastic.

December 21, 2011 - Hollywood Concert Orchestra, under the leadership of Jason Altieri left for a 3-week tour of China. They are performing to full capacity concert halls in Beijing, Yichang, Wuhan, Chongqing, and others.

December 20, 2011 - Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble left Moscow on a 3-week tour of China and Hong Kong. The company is performing to full houses in cities, such as Shenzhen, Haikou, Xuzhou, and Tianjin.

December 15, 2011 - Siberian Virtuosi returned from a great tour of Yaroslavl. They performed to a 30-minute standing ovation. They were asked to return to Yaroslavl immediately after the performance

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