I take it that is somewhere in St Petersburg?
Yes, the Cathedral of the Savior on the Spilt Blood, on the Griboyedova Canal.
Thanks for inaugurating the thread, lads!
Nothing of great moment to report, what with all the choirly activity of Holy Week. Worked a bit on White Nights
on this morning's bus ride. Tomorrow I get the music over to the organist for the 22 May recital (on which I'll take Irreplaceable Doodles
out for a fresh spin, too). It will be a week before I can sound Ed out as to when/if either Nuhro
or the Magnificat
is happening this side of summer.
Longer-term (i.e., after the ballet is done) . . . the combination of a fellow chorister (from Calgary) who has occasionally beat the Pärt
drum, and the recent experience of a (not-quite-up-to-past-levels) performance of a plainchant setting of the Passion according to St John, has gotten me thinking of writing a setting myself.