Ushaw College is looking for singers to join a new choir based at the college. The choir will revive the college’s choral tradition by singing Vespers services in St Cuthbert’s Chapel several times a year, as well as giving concerts.
I’m singing Rachmaninov Vespers with Durham Singers at the moment, and although I don’t have to battle with the language, I’ve had to overcome the effect it has on my spirits. Two Russian words sum up the musings in this blog post: ‘toska’ and ‘radost’.
Some key Church Slavonic vocabulary from Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil (Vespers).