Metropolitan Ilarion has given a premiere in the music House
to Listen in Christmas days masterpieces a sacred music became already kind tradition. Since January, 8th in the Moscow international House of music passed already the Second Christmas festival of a sacred music organised in common by the chairman of Department of external church communications of the Moscow Patriarchy by a metropolitan by Volokolamsk Ilarionom (Alfeevym) and the main conductor of the National philharmonic orchestra of Russia by Vladimir Spivakov.
For these days here with notices acted the Moscow synodal chorus, chorus of Academy of choral art of a name of Popova, musical collectives from Greece, France, the USA and many other things. And on January, 22nd, on festival closing for a conductor`s stand there was already maestro Spivakov.
- Ours festival passes already the second time, and experience Shows that that music which sounds today here, is extremely claimed. People reach for beauty, to spiritual that is a religious source of musical art. We not casually hold festival in Christmas days – it as continuation of carol services. Within two weeks you have adjoined to very wide spectrum of spiritual musical art – from drevnevizantijskogo singing to American gospelov, - were noted by metropolitan Ilarion, handing over the patriarchal reading and writing to the author of idea to Olga Ljakinoj. - Special gratitude of maestro Spivakov, which with the big inspiration and very sincere feelings has approached to the festival organisation.
On these words attention the hall has taken hold already an orchestra Spivakov. In the program final evenings of the maestro and a metropolitan have included « the Requiem mass ¹1 » Luigi Kerubini, « Destiny ode » Johannes Brahms and the world premiere – Stabat Mater (« Mother grieving ») For chorus and an orchestra. Product from four parts on the text in Latin language of XIII century has written itself the lord. Metropolitan Ilarion, we will remind, being the professional musician, actively is engaged in composer activity.
to Listen new creation of the hierarch Russian Orthodox Church have come a metropolitan Czech the earths and Slovakia Hristofor, protopope Vsevolod Chaplin. After pathetic Stabat mater the hall has risen, and the confused author have filled up with colours.
- Since became the chairman Department of external church communications, actually does not remain to time for creative activity, - metropolitan Ilarion admitted interview « recently; ». - I and did not have earlier time – sometimes I wrote music in planes, to a waiting time at the airports. To write music, it is necessary to live musical impressions and experiences, to distract from a reality, to plunge into the world of musical sounds. And I cannot allow it to myself because should trace within each day a large quantity of occurring events, and I do not have possibility and is right so to take and be disconnected simply for some days. Unless in holiday which sometimes I use that something to write. Any creative plans not to a system but if the muse sometimes visits, I do not banish it.