In order to fully understand the power of the deep and mighty voices of the Red Army Choir, it is necessary to consider the history of Russia itself. The two cannot be separated. This choir of men, all of them soldiers of the revolution, had a fundamental role to play. Born to serve and sustain the fatherland, its task was to lift the morale of the exhausted troops, and it did so by glorifying the revolutionary ideal, allowing people to re-live the spirit of the October Revolution and the storming of the Winter Palace. As people listened to the Choir, the voices of these men, these soldiers, became the voice of the brand new U.S.S.R., the voice of the Soviets.
This strong spirit sprang from a people who had suffered much: under the tsars, during the wars, throughout the revolutions, the famines and the political indoctrination. Through all of this, the spirit of the Soviets endured, rising again after every false step, strengthened by the hardships.
But the Russian people are also open and extremely sensitive to culture, art and literature. They are a people who have had to be strong from the very beginning because their roots lie in one of the harshest territories in the world.
Their spirit, and this, their choir, is truly exceptional. It has to be, because it is the soul of Russia, it represents the country, makes it grow and shine. It is a warm, brave soul, full of life and hope.
Today, this world famous Choir was going to help the new East people to write pages of their modern history. In those voices, we already felt brighter future getting up.
Since its origins, only russians ensembles have had the right to claim the prestigious title : The RED ARMY CHOIR.
Each russian ensemble belong to the state, the first ever create « Alexandrov » under the patronage of the Ministry of Defence, the second under that of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Those militaries ensembles are receiving fund for artistic creation from the government of the Russian Federation, on which they still depend.
During the last thirty years, Russians choir has performed over 7,000 shows, in different languages, in front of more than 20 million astonished spectators.
Those choir, musicians and dancers has performed in over 50 countries and in the most prestigious concert halls of China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Germany and France.
The past 30 years, those ensembles triumphed on all the continents having considerably modernized their directory and performances, which allowed the Red Army Choir to reach a wider, more family public.
Only russians ensembles under the responsibility of the Russian Federation are authorized to use the name ‘Red Army Choir’.
By the prestige and the eclectism of those military-artists, who mixes with great panache during the shows, the traditional melodies of the Russian folklore, the songs of the Patriotic War and also the most famous classic airs or international varities (they plays Bizet, Wagner, Mozart but also Michel Legrand, Francis Lai…), Russians choir Ensembles are one of the major artistic troops of the international scene today, as written in the English newspapper « Daily Telegraph » : « The Red Army Choir Ensemble is a part, as well as Bolshoi, the greatest russian shows and constitue a world artistic treasure ! ».
The Red Army Choir remains a real symobol which the name still resounds on all the planet during their triumphant tours.