Russian orthodox and folk music
The Ural Cossacks Choir from The Hague (NL) performs religious songs from the Russian orthodox liturgy and folk songs from ancient Russia. The choir is widely recognized at home and abroad, has performed at television and radio shows and is led by the well- known Dutch tv-host, musicologist and pianist Gregor Bak.
For over 40 years in the Netherlands
The Ural Cossacks Choir is the continuation of the original Russian choir of the Ural Cossacks regiment that has been discontinued in 1917 and re-established in Paris in 1924. It was continued in the Netherlands in 1974.
The Ural Cossacks Choir is active in Europe for over 90 years,
of which more then 40 years in the Netherlands.
Under professional guidance the Ural Cossacks Choir has developed into a choir of high competence.
The singers are capable of singing with tender voices though strong and harmonious. They also have the ability to develop enormous vocal power without the slightest hint of distortion.
The singers originate from The Hague area. In daily life their professions vary from policeman to baker, accountant, bus driver, sales manager and mechanic, to name a few. But once a week at rehearsals and of course while performing they transform into tough Cossacks singing the most beautiful songs from ancient Russia accompanied by powerful and skilled solos by tenors and baritones.