On August, 24, the Sochi 2014 Ambassadors the Kuban Cossack Choir will kick-start a new concert season in the future Olympic capital Sochi. The concert will include a performance from an orchestral choir group in addition to a number of solo performances. Audiences will also be treated to a performance by the artistic director and chief conductor of the choir, Viktor Zakharchenko who celebrated his 75th anniversary earlier this year.
Sochi was specially chosen to host the first concert due to the Kuban Choir’s involvement in the Cultural Olympiad as Sochi 2014 Ambassador which aims to promote Olympic and Paralympic values across Russia.
Notes to the Editor
Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad
The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014, visitors to the Olympic host city will not only be able to evaluate the sporting competitions, but also Russia's cultural diversity at dozens of performance venues located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions around the country, has been carefully selecting the best that Russian culture has to offer.
Between 2010 and 2014, thousands of diverse cultural events are going to take place throughout the entire country. Each year, the Cultural Olympiad is dedicated to a different art form: 2010 was the Year of the Cinema, 2011 - the Year of the Theater, 2012 - the Year of Music, and 2013 is the Year of the Museum.
The nationwide scope of the project will mean that everyone in the country is able to take part in this grand cultural celebration, thereby preserving and propagating our country's cultural riches. You can keep track of all the events in the Cultural Olympiad at the following site: www.sochi2014.culture.ru