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Moscow International Choir
About Our Choir

Our Inspiration!

We have taken our inspiration from two Britons who established the Moscow Oratorio in December 1993, but we took our name from the diplomatic corps choir, which was established in Moscow over 15 years ago.
 
When we decided to create a new choir, we developed a new mission statement:  We, the members of Moscow International Choir, have gathered to create an amateur choir for enthusiastic singers to sing and socialize.
 
In the spirit of that same tradition, the main objective of this choir is to encourage friendship through the medium of music.

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Moscow International Choir's performance at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 15 years after the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Jerroleen Sorensen, an American living in Moscow, was the first director of Moscow International Choir.  Here she is conducting MIC during the concert dedicated to the children of Chernobyl at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Moscow.

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In charge of MIC's musical direction is Natalia Sidorenko and Sergei Sidorenko, a talented sister-brother team. We also invite professional singers to instruct us on singing techniques.

We perform a wide range of music, including works of classical composers both sacred and secular, as well as pop, jazz, folk, and show tunes. Our range spans from Bach and Bernstein to Rachmaninoff and Rutter. During our May 2001 concert, we performed "Frostiana - Seven Country Songs" written by Randall Thompson to the poetry of Robert Frost and "Go Down Moses" to an arrangement by Mark Hines, among other compositions.

With two rehearsal seasons a year - typically in the fall (Sept - Dec) and spring (Jan - May) - the MIC performs at least two concerts a year for charitable purposes.