Sergei Rachmaninoff:All-Night Vigil (Vespers) Op. 37 (1915)
Sung in the original Slavonic
The Rachmaninoff Choir combines members of the Bowdoin College Chorus in Brunswick, Maine, and Down East Singers in Rockport, Maine, and other singers from Southern Maine and the greater Boston metropolitan area. The Choir was formed in 1992 by Dr. Anthony Antolini. The ensemble specializes in Eastern Orthodox choral music. Depending on the concert, the group numbers between 60 and 80 singers. The Choir has performed all over Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and in New York City, Montreal, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Foreign tours have included the Russian Far East and St. Petersburg in 2002 and Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece in 2009.