|Ohrid Summer - Concert of Sirin Ensemble and Nadezda Babkina|
(Utrinski Vesnik, 17.08.2004) - A concert of Russian ancient spiritual music of Sirin Ensemble under the artistic leadership of Andrey Kotov is organized at St. Sofia in Ohrid at 8.00 p.m. today. Sirin Spiritual Music Ensemble was established in 1989 by a group of professional musicians who joined together to resurrect old Orthodox singing traditions. The repertoire of this ensemble includes monastery singing, old forms of polyphony, Russian ancient parters etc.
Nadezda Babkina, Russian Honorary Artist and Ruskaya Pesna Ensemble are performing on the stage of Dolni Saraj in Ohrid two hours later. Babkina graduated from three universities, choir conductor, folk soloist singing and directing show and mass events majors. In 1975 she founded Ruskaya Pesna vocal ensemble, a certain theatre of folk songs, one of the most distinguished artistic groups in Russia.