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  • 21.02.2019

Unity Songs: Again in Berlin as part of the historic marathon

This will happen for the first time! The Songs of Victory historic marathon: 8 countries, 5 generations and hundreds of kilometers of the journey…

On May 6, Turetsky’s Choir and SOPRANO will  be held  a large-scale peacekeeping  – Songs of Victory – at the Gendarmenmarkt Square as a part the historic marathon.  At the very heart of Berlin songs about peace, heroism and love will sound . Beginning at 19.00, free admission

It should be noted that the idea to scale-up the project into a historic marathon came to Mikhail Turetsky, National Artist of Russia, the leader of the famous music teams and it arose from the Songs of Victory concert successfully held on May 7, 2017, in Berlin. That day, one of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Germany heard The Land of Smiles (Das Land des Lächelns) by Franz Lehar, the Song of the Viking Guest from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko,  Jewish-song medley, The Dark Night,  The Katyusha,  and The Blue Handkerchief. Thousands of people listened to the songs of wartime and masterpieces of world classics without hiding their tears. The Katyusha in the German language was a special sign of curtsy.

“This was an amazing event, and I am very happy that we managed to make a strong and friendly musical story consisting of favourite songs of several generations. The songs that reach the souls and do not let you forget the price of peace. We are happy to come to Berlin again. Our project is cultural diplomacy. We must safeguard this fragile peace through music, “– said the Maestro.

We would like to underscore that this year the Songs of Victory will be heard in 8 countries! Berlin became the equator of the historic marathon.

On May 3rd we will be in Paris

on May 4th – in Ljubljana

on May 5th – in Vienna

on May 6th – in Berlin

on May 8th – in Minsk

on May 9th – in Moscow

on May 10th – in Israel

and on May 11th and 12th – in New-York

The project “Songs of Victory” was created in 2015 as a part of celebration the 70th anniversary of the Victory and was first held on Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow in the presence of 150 thousand people. The project is aimed at developing cultural ties, as well as at building friendship between the world capitals.  This is a protest against violence, war and, of course, against terrorism.

The project is presented by the Moscow Government and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of Russia.  The project partners are OAO Russian Railways, KARTINA.TV, Obschee Delo (Common Cause) Foundation, and Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin.

For reference 

Turetsky’s CHOIR is a musical phenomenon of the 21st century. A real festival of music, emotions and great mood! They are called “champions of popularity”: over 27 years, they gave more than 5,000 performances  and travelled more than 4,500,000 km. SOPRANO is a constellation of unique voices, a team that brings light and good, a rare tandem of beauty and talent, a woman’s face of Russia and its peace message to the world. The groups have no repertoire boundaries – from the world classics to