News and events Events Male Voices from the Shores of the Volga This event is described as a unique opportunity to attend a concert in Tetney in Lincolnshire, delivered by a group of the finest soloists from Saratov St Nikolsky Monastery Male Choir: ‘This autumn you are warmly welcomed to this incredible concert! A renowned male choir from the Russian city of Saratov, on the banks of the Volga River, is coming to Tetney for the first time! They will perform a programme of Russian liturgical music as well as a selection of renowned Russian folk songs. They sing acappella. Nikolsky Male Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a part of a bigger male choir of the Saratov St Nikolsky Monastery. Saratov is an old Russian city on the banks of the Volga River; it is also famous for its conservatoire and long-lasting musical tradition – in particular, a tradition of acappella singing of sacred music and Russian folk songs. The ensemble has done numerous tours, introducing people all over Europe to Russian musical heritage. Members of the ensemble are chosen from among the finest soloists performing in the Saratov Opera House, the Theatre of Choral Music and Russian Orthodox cathedrals in the region of Saratov. Each singer has a passionate commitment to Russian music, but they also have an extensive repertoire that includes music written by the great classical composers from Western Europe. Even though their audience cannot always understand Russian, people are always deeply moved by the beauty and the depth of the music. The first part of the concert will comprise motets and liturgical pieces from the Eastern Orthodox tradition, some of which were written as far back as 300 years ago. The second part is devoted to Russian folk songs that display a range of feelings.’ Ticket information is available below.