Saturday, August 19, 2017

Children's choir to help celebrate 400th anniversary of Romanov House

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Russian Romanov House dynasty, Yekaterinburg's Oktoikh children's choir will perform in a concert on Sunday.

The choir will sing pieces written 100 years ago for the 300th anniversary celebration of the "accession of the Romanov dynasty to the Russian throne," the choir's press service said, according to Itar-Tass.

Among the songs to be performed by the Oktoikh children's choir will be a portion of "The Coronation Greeting," as well as selections from Tchaikovsky and other Russian composers. Musical scores for the event was furnished by the State Archives of Russia.

Ruling from 1613 until 1917, the House of Romanov was the second and final dynasty to rule Russia.