In 2020 ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) will, for the first time, be setting up a public practical music examinations centre in Russia at The International School of Moscow. To celebrate both this exciting new development and the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019, ‘The Big Sing’ event will be taking place on Thursday, the 26th September at 7pm at The Moscow International House of Music, Chamber Hall.
The event will feature a choir consisting of students from a number of Moscow schools, the launch presentation of the ABRSM music practical examinations in Russia, delivered by Helen Coleman (ABRSM’s Head of Global Operations), and individual musical performances, as well as a special video message from British composer John Rutter CBE.
'The Big Sing' will celebrate the strong cultural and musical links between Russia and the UK as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019, bringing together musicians from both countries. The evening will see a choir perform two pieces by Russian composer Alexander Borodin, and British choral composer John Rutter.