Cheshire Chord Company, the current UK silver medal ladies barbershop chorus based in Warrington, have just returned from a whirlwind week in St Petersburg, Russia. They were one of eight groups invited to take part in the very first A Cappella Festival to be held in the multi-cultural city, alongside groups from Russia and the USA.
Along with performing in sold-out concerts in venues such as the Philharmonic Hall and St Petersburg State Capella, the ladies of the chorus also had time to see the sights and sounds of the city, with a sun-soaked evening boat ride and day trips to beautiful landmarks such as Peterhof and Catherine Palace.
When we arrived in St Petersburg, we didn’t really know what to expect. We were blown away by the culture of the city, and by our audiences, who were anything but reserved. Each concert was rewarded with a phenomenal audience reaction, with cheering, clapping, and standing ovations. It truly was an unforgettable experience.
You can find more photos and videos from our trip on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cheshirechordcompany