Sochi, Russia - The State Academic Kuban Cossack Chorus has marked its historic 200 year anniversary with a concert as part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad. The event is one of thousands planned across Russia during the Cultural Olympiad in the build up to the Winter Games. The Chorus performed folk Cossack songs and compositions by Russian and Ukrainian classic poets for an audience of Sochi residents and guests.
Founded in 1811 by Kirill Rossinsky and regent Grigory Grechinsky, The State Academic Kuban Cossack Chorus as a long association with the Sochi 2014 Games, first taking part in the Olympic project during the 119th IOC session in Guatemala where Sochi was awarded the honour of hosting the Games. The Chorus was a key part of the program that showcased the richness of Russian culture, tradition and history ahead of the final vote.
The famous and would-be-forgotten songs, performed at the Festival Music Hall in Sochi, provided a vibrant display of the culture of the Krasnodar region that is an integral part of the identity of the south of Russia.
During the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Canada, the oldest Cossack group in Russia played again, presenting the “Sochi 2014 Days in Vancouver” programme.
Take a listen to The State Academic Kuban Cossack Chorus in one of their past performances below: