The Moscow Spring A Capella festival will run between 28 April and 9 May at 31 venues in the city, including rooftops and balconies of some buildings in the centre. During the contest each Capella will sing different kinds of songs, including pop, rock, jazz, blues, gospel, folk, Russian and foreign hits of the 20th century, and classical works too.
Some vocalists will sing at venues across the city during the Moscow Spring A Capella festival. The head of the Moscow Department of Trade and Services Alexei Nemeryuk said that, while being the first contest, it evoked great interest in both Russia and abroad.
Twenty vocal bands from 11 foreign countries were selected for the contest while the largest number of participants will be from Russia .There will be 143 choirs and solo performers from 43 cities, towns and villages. Almost half of the participants are from Moscow. There will be 15 performers from St Petersburg, 4 from Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk each, 3 from Belgorod and Nizhny Novgorod each. Other contestants will represent the Voronezh, Moscow and Ryazan regions, Astrakhan, Blagoveshchensk, Volgograd, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Simferopol and other cities.
The selected contestants will be competing in three categories, small, medium-sized and large vocal groups.
The Moscow Spring A Capella festival is part of the Moscow Seasons street entertainment programme that offers street theatre, creative workshops and open-air sports competitions.
April 24, 2017