“Radost” is one of the leading choirs in Moscow. It was founded in 1980.
The choir has toured with concerts all over the world: Austria, Armenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, USA, etc. They also visited more than 30 cities in Russia.
The choir won following international competitions: Ireland, Cork-1994; France, Tours-1994, Greece, Rhodes-1998; China, Tianjin-2000; Thailand, Bangkok-2003, 2005; Hong-Kong -2003; Spain, Kantonigros-2004; Germany, Bremen-2004; Serbia, Nis-2006; Germany, Zwickau-2006; Italy, Rome-2007; Germany, Wernigorode-2007; Czech Republic, Prague-2008; Czech Republic, Czech Budejovice-2009; Serbia, Nis-2010; Hungary, Budapest-2011; Belarus, Minsk-2012; China, Guangzhou-2012; Lithuania, Kaunas-2013; Poland, Hajnówka-2014, 2016; Serbia, Belgrade-2015, 2017; Slovakia, Bratislava-2017; Poland, Krakow-2018.
The choir’s repertoire is diversified and attract widespread audience. It contains Russian sacred and classical music, West-European classics, music by contemporary composers, musical heritage and folklore of Russia and other countries. Compositions a cappella are important part of repertoire.
Conductor – Tatiana Zhdanova, graduate from Moscow state conservatory, Honored artist of Russia, Laureate of President reward, Moscow Government’s reward.
Choirmasters – Ekaterina Dunaeva, Tatiana Khailova
Accompanist – Alexander Zemyachkovskiy