They presented part of their program “All Musical Instruments of Agricola Choir” accompanying their singing with a Celtic harp, a 5-string kantele, a psalmodicon, and hand bells, all of which they brought along by train. The program included parts of Korpimessu (“The Taiga Mass”) by Arvo Survo, the riddle song of Ingrian seamstresses, “In the Cross” by Fanny Crosby, Taizé songs, and other works. Choir member and organist Vladimir Yanyonok performed several J. S. Bach works on the church’s organ. Choir elder Olga Nabatova explained about the idea of each part of the concert.
During the divine service on Sunday, Agricola Choir and the Petrozavodsk church choir together performed “Maksettu on velkani mun” by Pekka Simojoki.
Agricola Choir director, moving spirit, and accomplished musician Darya Shkurlyatyeva celebrated her birthday during this trip!
Many thanks to all the people of the church in Petrozavodsk for the warm welcome and hospitality! A special thank you to Pastor Aleksei Kronholm for his words of comfort for the Agricola Choir organist who lost his wife a short time ago. Cordial thanks to Nadezhda Kronholm and all the chefs for the delicious meals! Many thanks for the excellent organization with all the nice announcement posters on the church stands and the fliers advertising the concert placed by the church door! A special thank you to Yelena Kokoreva in Petrozavodsk having been in touch with Darya Shkurlyatyeva by phone during almost a month about all the details of the visit!
Information courtesy of Darya Shkurlyatyeva
Photo credit: Nikolai Rappu