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“Radost” is one of the main choirs of Moscow. It was founded in 1980.
The choir has toured with concerts all over the world: Austria, Armenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, etc. They also visited more than 30 cities in Russia.
The choir has won the following international competitions: Ireland, Cork-1994; France, Tours-1994, Greece, Rhodes-1998; China, Tianjin-2000; Thailand, Bangkok-2003, 2005; Hong Kong -2003; Spain, Kantonigros-2004; Germany, Bremen-2004; Serbia, Nis-2006; Germany, Zwickau-2006; Italy, Rome-2007; Germany, Wernigorode-2007; Czech Republic, Prague-2008; Czech Republic, Czech Budejovice-2009; Serbia, Nis-2010; Hungary, Budapest-2011; Belarus, Minsk-2012; China, Guangzhou-2012; Lithuania, Kaunas-2013; Poland, Hajnówka-2014, 2016; Serbia, Belgrade-2015, 2017; Slovakia, Bratislava-2017; Poland, Krakow-2018.
The repertoire of the choir is diverse and attracts a wide audience. It contains Russian sacred and classical music, Western European classics, music by contemporary composers, musical heritage and folklore of Russia and other countries. A cappella compositions are an important part of the repertoire.
Conductor – Tatiana Zhdanova, graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, Honored Artist of Russia, President’s Graduate Award, Moscow Government Award.
Choir masters – Ekaterina Dunaeva, Tatiana Khailova
Accompanista – Alexander Zemyachkovskiy