Folklorist from God, Mitrofan Efimovich Pyatnitsky (1864-1927) made a real feat – gathered in the villages and thereby rescued from oblivion more than 400 folk songs. Yes, and the first choristers of steel he found in the Outback talented performers-farmers. In the early 20-ies by the order of Lenin, they were all transported to Moscow (as they said – "employment"), in 1936, the company received the status of a state, in 1938, he had a dance and orchestral group and Choir Pyatnitsky was exactly the way it was known and loved throughout the world: the inimitable manner of execution, a beautiful powerful voice, striking choreography, colorful costumes. All this and still turns each performance into an unforgettable holiday.
And yet modern Pyatnitsky Choir is different from what it was in Soviet times. Now the average age of the participants is 21 years, and half of them are laureates of all-Russian and international competitions. The repertoire is again dominated by genuine folk songs. The division into groups has turned into utter conventionality: here the singers are dancing, the dancers sing, and own almost all of musical instruments. The Choir has its own school, through which almost all future members of the band. Interestingly, almost all of them come from the Russian hinterland, as in the days of Pyatnitsky.
However, the Pyatnitsky Choir today is more than just a choir. This is a true symbol of Russia, beautiful, attractive, creative, steeped in the traditions of his people and at the same time facing the future.
The organizer of tours of the State academic Russian folk choir Pyatnitsky in Latvia – the company ART Forte. The performances are held with the support of State culture capital Foundation of Latvia and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Latvia, companies "URALCHEM" and "Severstal". General information partner – First Baltic channel. Media partner – the portal Delfi.
Tickets cost from 20 to 60 euros, can be purchased at the box office of the concert hall "Dzintari" and networks "Biļešu paradīze"