We are happy to introduce a music group that has been called an “artistic sensation” in Russia and the “Ensemble of Peace” in America.

Formed in 1985, the “Sharomov Vocal Ensemble” sprang into the limelight in 1992 when they won an international competition of Chamber Singers in Stuttgart, Germany. They are regular participants in the French music Festival “Fetes Musicales De Savoie”.

The vast repertoire of this ensemble showcases the singers' unique ability to perform with equal ease in a great variety of vocal styles ranging from Russian folk, choral and liturgical music to contemporary jazz and American spirituals.

This is Sharomovs' seventh visit to Alaska; they came here from Russia for the first time in 1995 to melt the “Ice Curtain” that had separated our two countries. Since that time they have toured throughout Europe and Asia scoring rave reviews where ever they have performed. Their voices have been described as “incomparable” and their style as “brilliant”.

They sang for audiences of 30,000 and for members of royal families.

Today they will sing for us!

Press Review

Performing of the Pavel Sharomov Ensemble was a real artistic sensation of the "Festival of Ancient and Modern Music" (Khabarovsk). <>The main components of success were in the quality of vocal intonation and ensemble sounding of the "sharomovs", their stylish universality that let them pass fluently from past to modern and back.
"YOUNG SIBERIA" (Novosibirsk)

When these five musicians are together they can reach any tops - either of Russian sacred classic or jazz passions. Their artistic fantasy is various. Americans called them "Russian ensemble of Peace" but in native Novosibirsk they are famous and beloved as Pavel Sharomov Vocal Ensemble.
"ARGUMENTS AND FACTS" (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)

Excited public applauded after two "encores". In the end of the concert incomparable human voice sounded again. It was "Evening song" by Mathias Claudis, that was maintained by the whole hall…

At the first part of the program the ensemble performed the compositions by Bortnyansky, Tchaikovsky and other music of Russian orthodox liturgy. Singers demonstrated brilliant unity of their tender and deep voices. There were spirituals at the second part.

Sharomov Ensemble performs on  May 11, 2004
at St.Patrick's Church in Anchorage, Alaska.

Pavel Sharomov during rehearsal with RACS in Anchorage, Alaska, May 2004.

Pavel Sharomov, Russia, 2004.

Sharomov Vocal Ensemble in Alaska

and here:   www.sharomov.org

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