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On 27 and 28 July 2016 on the territory of the Valaam monastery hosted the II international festival of Orthodox singing "Illuminator". Valaam festival is held with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and serves the preservation of historical and cultural heritage of Russia, the revival of traditions of Orthodox singing. For the second year in Valaam was going monastic and spiritual choirs from different parts of the world to provide the guests of the festival culture of their peoples. Among the participants of the festival, "Illuminator" was the bands from Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Lebanon, Russia and Romania. A unique program of the festival presented a special musical and poetic narrative on the theme of holidays. Performances by choirs accompanied by the poems of M. Lermontov, F. I. Tyutchev, A. Blok, I. A. Brodsky performed by Victoria Isakova, actress of the Moscow drama theatre named after A. S. Pushkin and the Taganka theater actor Veniamin Smekhov. Special guests of the festival – Assyrian Archimandrite Seraphim, the priest leading the worship of the divine Liturgy in Aramaic and abbess Mariam Skorda from Greece. Festival artistic Director – conductor of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Philip Chizhevsky. Participants of the festival - well-known choirs: ∙ Choir of the Valaam monastery, Russia ∙ Choir Bulgarian Voices Angelite, Bulgaria ∙ Patriarchal choir of the Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia ∙ Choir "Byzantion", Romania ∙ Choir Of The Antiochian Kithara Ensemble, Lebanon * The boys choir of the Moscow choral school. Sveshnikov, Russia ∙ Women's "Speghani" choir, Armenia ∙ Choir Questa Musica, Russia In the days of the festival Valaam monastery received a large number of pilgrims and tourists. Organizer - Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery. The General partner is the largest Russian power grid company "Russian grids". Detailed information about the festival: The press service of the festival: [email protected] The festival in social networks:, For those wishing to watch live the progress of the festival and the beauty of Balaam has installed additional Webcams.

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