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The theatre will host the closing ceremony of the festival Spring Choirs

The closing concert of the 28th Spring Choirs festival will be held on the stage of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre on May 24.

The concert programme includes works by birthday composers. One of the most venerable and famous musicians of the Soviet era, Dmitri Kabalevsky, turns 120 years old in 2024. At the closing concert of the Spring Choirs festival, a large-scale cantata Song of Morning, Spring and Peace will be performed. Eugeny Krylatov who composed music for more than 160 films turns 90 this year. Spectators will hear songs from the films The Adventures of the Elektronic and Visitor from the Future beloved by many generations of children and adults. The programme will be completed by the song of the Krasnoyarsk composer Oleg Prostitov - Art’s Saving Light - that is the anthem of the Spring Choirs festival.

Works by Kabalevsky, Krylatov, and Prostitov will be performed by the combined children's choir of Krasnoyarsk, which includes 18 teams. Among them are the choir of the  Ivanov-Radkevich Krasnoyarsk College of Arts, the children's choir Kamerton, the choir of the Creative Development Centre of the Central District of Krasnoyarsk, the cleric choir Sofia, and choral groups of Krasnoyarsk art schools. The children's theatre of contemporary art Etti Detti will also take the stage. Singers will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.

The conductor of the concert is the choirmaster of the Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Centre Vsevolod Khodosh (Moscow), director is Honoured Teacher of the Krasnoyarsk Region Elena Bedrina, artistic director and chief conductor of the project is Chief Choirmaster of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Dmitri Khodosh.

In total, eight large-scale concerts are held within the 28th festival Spring Choirs from April 17 to May 24; choral performers from various cultural institutions of the city and guests from Novosibirsk and Abakan participate in them.

The festival was established on the initiative of the head of the Department of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk Region Gennady Ruksha in 1997. Since then, the Spring Choirs have been held annually. It constantly attract new participants and spectators.