St. Petersburg State Academic Capella is one of the main centers of musical art in Russia, multifunctional cultural institution
St. Petersburg State Academic Capella is one of the main centers of musical art in Russia, multifunctional cultural institution. The Capella is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a few meters from the Palace square, on the Moika river embankment. The St. Petersburg choir was founded in 1479, and for centuries it has been one of the best choirs in the world.
Since 1974, the Capella is headed by an outstanding russian conductor, people's artist of the USSR Vladislav Chernushenko. A symphony orchestra of the St. Petersburg Capella under the management of the people's artist of Russia Aleksandr Chernushenko is one of the leading ensembles in our country and in herits the traditions of the first russian state symphony orchestra.
The Capella concert hall, built in 1889 by Leontius Benoit, is considered to be one of the best acoustically sound concert halls in the world. The historical organ of Capella made in 1891 by "Walker" company, is famous for its unique and noble sound. The masterpieces of the russian and world classics, outstanding examples of choral music, works by contemporary authors, and also music of various genres - from symphonic jazz to folk are performed in Capella.
Both the main hall and chamber hall host the recitals, one-man shows, chamber concerts, and numerous concerts for children and youth. In Capella the exhibition gallery is always open : exhibitions of modern painting, graphics, sculpture, and photo exhibitions are regularly organized there. The guided tours take place in the historical complex of Capella buildings. Every year a city summer camp for the young music lovers takes place in Capella.