of Music at St. Barrahane's Church

tel. +353 (0)28 33752 / +353 (0)86 226 4797  Jacqueline Weij

St. Barrahane's Church Castletownshend,

(8 km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


Supported by:

Cork County Council

Jeffers of Bandon

Field's SuperValu

Music Network

Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

Saturday 19th August 2017, 4 pm


Children-youth choir «Stavros» was founded in 2014 among the famous groups of Samara region:

- The choir «Ladya»,

- Vocal ensemble «Melody»,

- Musical school  4 under name of V.M. Sverdlov,

- Children choir of Orthodox Classic Gymnasium Togliatti Samara region, Russia.


Among these choral groups the Composite choir in 2016 got the name «Stavros» per blessing of Samara and Syzran Archbishop Sergey, as children-youth choir of Samara eparchy to participate in festive divine-services of Togliatti.

The total choir staff is  100 people in the age from 9 till 25.

In December 2015 the choir performed in Germany (Hamburg, Lubeck, Bremen).


The choir «Stavros» was Prizewinner of 2d grade of Premiere All-Russian competition of choirs «Globus Cantata» Sochi» March 2016

and III All-Russian choral competition «Christmas Expectation» Moscow  December 2016.

«Stavros» has three children-youth groups, students and graduates of Musical school 4 under name of V.. Sverdlov, each having its own repertoire.


Since 2014 the choir is collaborating with symphonic orchestra of Togliatti Philharmonic Hall.

Together with the orchestra and students choir «Resonans» Samara Culture Institute, municipal choir «Aura» performed «Requiem» Mozart, Fantasy c-moll Beethoven, Mess Schubert g-moll, 9th symphony Beethoven.

Since May 2016 the choir is taking participation in festive morning and evening bishopric services of Preobrazhensky cathedral Togliatti.


The choir conductor is honoured worker of culture of Russia Galina Devyatkina, accompanist Olga Levkina, choirmasters: Marina Zabolkina, Andrey Konovalov, soloists: Nikita Lysko, Svetlana Kolchanova, Elena Konovalova, Semen Antipenko.