About the Don KosakenChor Russland

Unfortunately, due to the Corona situation there will be no tour this year. Because we want to let you, our fans and visitors of all concerts, know that we miss and appreciate them, we have made a musical Advent calendar. From today until December 25 we will post a message with Christmas greetings from one of our Vocalists or Instrumentalists here on our Facebook site. First of all today of course our chief-conductor Marcel N. Verhoeff. And who of our team will send you warm greetings by his own message to you is a surprise ...We are happy to be there - every day for you to connect cultures from Love and Harmony. The whole team of the Don KosakenChor Russland and the Instrumental Ensemble 'Philharmonia' wishes you a very nice day and hope to see you tomorrow.

The Don KosakenChor Russland was founded in 1992, after the then President Yeltsin gave permission to grant Cossack status as a corps. In 1999, the choir celebrated its first lustrum and was awarded the "Army Choir of the Great Don Army" status. The choir also twice received the honorable invitation to give a concert at the White House in Moscow for the Duma and Administration of the Russian President. These concerts made for a spectacular breakthrough in Europe with mostly sold-out venues. Many European television channels reported on this special performance, including NOS-Journaal, RTL-Deutschland and RTL-Nederland. The choir has now made 19 CD recordings on various international labels such as, Koch-International; Universal Classics; Christophorus and Deutsche Grammophon. Recently the CD 'A Cossack Serenade' was released by the Austrian record label VSM.
The choir performed in the House of Music (Moscow); the White House (Moscow); The Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam); Palais de la musique et des congres (Strasbourg); Liederhalle (Stuttgart); Musikhalle & St. Michaeliskirche (Hamburg), Die Glocke (Bremen); Philharmonie Am Gasteig (Munich); Koninklijke Schouwburg (Bruges) and Aspendos Arena (Antalya), along with many others.
The tour "The Soul of Russia" took place from November 27 to December 24, 2019 in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in many theaters and other special places.

Christmas promotion

This year the Don KosakenChor Russland can not meet you personally in the theaters and concert halls in Europe. However, to illuminate these dark days before Christmas, we have put together an attractive, temporary, Christmas promotion. The CD 'CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA' with Vespers for Christmas Eve and the CD 'A Cossack Serenade' with a compelling collection of melancholic songs that tremendously move the audience every time, together in one package deal. For only for only € 25! Only a limited number of CDs are available. Wonderful music for the period around Christmas. Order this package now and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Don KosakenChor Russland at home. We wish you a merry and musical Christmas.

The christmas promotion is availible in our webshop.

Recently on Radio and TV

On New Year's Eve 2017, a recording was broadcast on Dutch National television from the Main Hall in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Due to the great success, the New Year's Eve special was repeated twice on: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at and on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
On December 15, 2019, the choir performed live (Radio 4) at the Spiegelzaal program from the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Unique live registration available ‘A Cossack Serenade’

With the program "A Russian Serenade", the Don KosakenChor Russland toured European stages in 2016 and 2017. Everywhere the audience reacts enthusiastically to this dazzling performance. One of the performances has been recorded and recently released internationally on CD by the Austrian record label VSM. For only € 20 (excl. € 2 shipping) you can order a copy of this special recording.

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Live recording from the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in the series 'Sunday morning concerts' AVRO TROS

On December 21, 2014 the Don KosakenChor Russland & Instrumental Soloists Ensemble ‘Philarmonia’ performed in a sold-out Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. You can listen to this concert through this link. Also you will find more information here.