Artemova Evgeniia

The sacred-choral life in St. Petersburg at the turn of XIX-XX centuries

Artemova Evgeniia (2014) "The sacred-choral life in St. Petersburg at the turn of XIX-XX centuries ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2014, vol. 15, pp. 165-178 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV201415.165-178


The article reveals the particular of the sacred-musical life in St. Petersburg in the late XIX - early XX century. The period, when the church singing was one of the main means of public enlightenment and has gone beyond the temples, on concert stages, marked by the growth of author's works on church texts and chant, intensive development of many sacred-musical processes in society, strengthening of the role of church music in the cultural space of the country, process of its popularization. The article highlights the various aspects of sacred-musical life of the capital: church singing training in various educational institutions, regency and singing education, development of special societies and fraternities, the work of professional congresses, education and the development of new concert choirs.


church singing, regency education, church-singing society, choirs, sacred- musical life, concerts, programs


1. Gardner I. A. Bogosluzhebnoe penie russkoj pravoslavnoj cerkvi (Service Singing of Russian Orthodox Church), Sergiev Posad, 1998.
2. Petrovskaja I. F. Muzykal'nyj Peterburg, 1801–1917. Jenciklopedicheskij slovar'-issledovanie (Musical Petersburg, 1801–1917. Encyclopedical Dictionary-Study), Saint-Petersburg, 2009–2010.

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