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Musical Activity

Russkaya Cappella

From 2009 to 2020, Svetlana Zvereva was the musical director of Scotland's Russian choir. Until 2018, her late husband Dr Stuart Campbell was co-director of the choir. Through it, she introduced the Scottish public to the best examples of Russian choral music from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

She premiered, with Russkaya Cappella, Kastalsky's "Requiem for Fallen Brothers", Taneyev's "John of Damascus" and Sviridov's "Kursk's Songs" in Scotland.

Children's Singing Studio

The Singing Studio was created by Svetlana in 2008 as part of the Russian Orthodox School of Glasgow. The aim of the Studio is to develop young children musically, teach them to sing, and introduce them to the Russian repertoire. Many of the Studio's older children have later incorporated Russkaya Cappella.

The Children's Studio has taken part in concerts together with Russkaya Cappella and performs annually for the Festival of St Kentigern organised by Glasgow Churches Together.

Russian Language & Coaching

Svetlana specialises in teaching Russian as a foreign language for singers who perform the Russian repertoire. She has worked on occasion with various choirs in Scotland, teaches Russian at the Vocal department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and helps her students prepare for concerts and competitions.

She has helped choirs and soloists prepare for the performance of Prokofiev's "Fiery Angel" at the Scottish Opera in 2017. Interview.

Legend (The Crown of Roses)

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Sung by the Children's Singing Studio of the Glasgow Russian School together with Russkaya Cappella.

The Glorification of Saint Kentigern

Ancient znamenny chant

Sung by the Children's Singing Studio of the Glasgow Russian School, under the direction of Svetlana Zvereva, for the St Mungo Festival.

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