International Gala Concert
“The Ten Voices that shocked the world”
Toronto Centre For The Arts
Sunday, April 3rd at 7PM
Toronto, April 3rd , 2005: Show One Productions proudly presents The Turesky’s Choir: The Ten Voices that shocked the world. This art-group is the unique singing group who are well-known both in Russia and abroad. These voices that shocked the world are able to perform all genres of art: the musical and drama, the opera and jazz standards, the town romance and cabaret. The event takes place on Sunday, April 3rd at 7PM in the beautiful acoustics of the George Weston Recital Hall. The concert highlights the exceptional talent of 10 mail-singers. “Professionals of a high class” – this definition is the most suitable to describe the art of this unique art-group. Their indubitable professionalism and artistic ardor have made the audience all over the world from Grand Concert Hall of Moscow Conservatory to Carnegie-Hall of New-York and the Royal Palace in Madrid to applause them. For the last thirteen years since the foundation of the Choir it has been known now not only as the best men’s vocal group but also as one of the best world artistic projects.
Michail Turetsky the art-director of the group, the Honored Artist of Russia who graduated from the Russian Academy of Music. In general, the concerts are equal to the “song theatre” show where they try to avoid both academic static and amateurishness. All the unity of the ensemble, virtuosity of intonation, timbre variety and the sense of style – these are what guarantees the shocking success of the art-group. They form the image of their songs using both vocal and artistic means, alternating polyphonic choral episodes with solo parts. The vocal talent, ability to express themselves and keep their own intonation – these are the features of the variety of their repertoire. The singers of the “Turetsky’s Choir” art-group professionally and skillfully perform different compositions: opera arias, town romances, fragments of choral Synagogue music, classical musicals, jazz compositions and pop hits.
The group sings in eight languages which comprise their international repertoire: classical opera arias and popular musicals, jazz-rock and blues, French chanson and Italian canzone, Jewish prayers and spirituals, world-famous and Soviet hits, Russian folk songs and the so-called Russian “hooligan” folk songs.
After the popular vocal episode from the opera “Nabukko” by Verdi in their show, a famous aria for a coloratura soprano of the Queen of the Night may follow, and the eternal masterpiece of Webber’s “Cats” Memory, could be combined with the legendary Hava Nagila, Kalinka and the “golden collection” of hits of Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand.
Even the simple melodies sound like complicated vocal symphonies when spread out over several voices and performed on a limit of self-oblivion and truly Russian spirit.
JRCC – Jewish Russian Community Centre
The Gala-Performance of the choir is a special appearance for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of The Jewish Russian Community Centre of Toronto.
JRCC has been established in 1985 in Toronto and is working to achieve Jewish identity, continuity and integration among the Jews from the Former Soviet Union and their families by providing educational, spiritual, religious and cultural community services, such as youth program commences, opening of the Jewish libraries and Hebrew schools, Shabbat and wedding services.