Blast from the past II: Russian Red Army Chorus to play in Istanbul

The Russian Red Army Chorus will be in Istanbul for a performance on June 13, and it is also set to include surprise Turkish songs in its set-list.

The world’s largest army chorus has been taking the stage in the world’s most prestigious venues over the last few years, performing a wide repertoire of Russian folk songs, classical works, Mozart and Verdi operas, to pop classics such as “Sex Bomb” and “Hey Jude,” as well as well- known Russian songs Katyusha, Kalinka, Kernina and Ave Maria.

Founded to boost the morale of soldiers and the public during wartime in 1939, the chorus is also known as one of the world’s biggest live family shows.

Made up of selected Russian artists, including orchestral and ballet performers, it has so far appeared in more than 50 countries and performed to more than 20 million people.

David Foster, Roger Waters, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Steve Barakatt are among those who they have worked with.

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