Gatchina is one of historical cultural centers of the Northwest of Russia.
It is also called Cultural Capital of Leningrad Region. Gatchina is a site of
many All-Russian and International cinema and theatre festivals, and gradually
becomes a center of choir music and singing. With the support of
M. Ippolitov-Ivanov Children Musical School we have already held 14 Choir
Festivals and Competitions – “Gatchina Rainbow”. This Festival started as a
regional children choir competition, and gradually attracted more and more
attention, becoming a well-known and popular one. Along with regional children
choirs we began receiving applications from the largest Children Musical and
Art Schools of St. Petersburg, then from other cities of the Northwest of
Russia – Vologda, Pskov, Novgorod, Petrozavodsk. Later Moscow, Vladimir, Tyumen
and other cities joined the Competition and it became All-Russian. In 2010 the
Competition was registered by Music Competitions Association of Russia as
international. We invite to the Competition Jury leading specialists of choir
singing not only from St. Petersburg, but also from other countries –
Poland, Latvia, Great Britain, Estonia, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
Dear young friends!
This year our competition
has devided it two levels first "Gatchina Rainbow-XVI"-is for not
experienced choirs, for beginners, will take place as usually in Gatchina.
Second level International "Rainbow"- for concert choirs, but
repertoire Rules, requirements, are not to much difficult.
It will take place in State
hall Cappella in Saint-Petersburg.
Welcome to Gatchina Festival! Many participants have already been here,
others come to Gatchina for the first time and will be able to visit our Palace
and park as well as show their skills and talents in musical competition. We
understand your excitement and wish you good luck!
We are glad to meet you and hear tour singing!
Future belongs to children. And it is not just a cliché. The prospects and
development of the country depends on talents, intellect and education of the
Our children are very talented, but it is important to recognize their
talents and support them. This is the goal of “Gatchina Rainbow” Musical
Festival and Competition. Its participants belong to the new century and will
carry on great traditions of Russian music and choir singing. The Competition
gives them opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, gain self-confidence,
master new skills, get acquainted with other choirs and learn new music. About
30-40 children choirs come to the Gatchina Musical Festival every year. We hope
that our Festival will help them to find new friends and extend cooperation
with colleagues from other cities and countries. I wish all participants new
challenges, glorious victories and storms of applause!
Z. Zheldina, Deputy President of the Culture
Committee of Leningrad region