The Clarion Choir has earned international renown for its performances and recordings of Russian sacred music. It’s first three recordings have earned Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, the Choral & Song selection and a nomination for the Choral Award in BBC Music Magazine, 5 Diapasons in France, and three GRAMMY® nominations for Best Choral Performance.
This December and January, Clarion continues its tradition of performing Russian sacred music to usher in the New Year. This year the choir will explore the music of Alexander Gretchaninoff, a renowned choral composer who studied with Taneyev in Moscow and Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg before emigrating to the United States in 1939. The Clarion Choir will perform his 13-movement Passion Week. It was Gretchaninoff’s Passion Week that helped inspire Maximilian Steinberg’s later work of the same name, which Clarion performed and recorded several years ago.