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Polotsk Museum of the History of Architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral

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Type: Architectural Location: Polotsk, Vitebsk region

Museum of the History of St. Sophia Cathedral is part of the National Polotsk Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve. The exposition of the museum is located in the St. Sophia Cathedral, the monument of the middle of the XI - mid-XVIII centuries. The museum opened to the public in 1987. Exhibits portray the history of the architecture of the oldest stone buildings on the territory of modern Belarus, the many alterations, repairs, and the last restoration of the monument. The cathedral can be seen fragments of masonry Hee century, almost completely preserved ancient foundation, as well as frescoes in the end hee., One of the oldest in the territory of Belarus. Exhibition area of 870 m2.

The cathedral is located Concert Hall, which opened in 1983 and designed for 304 seats. In the Concert Hall of the annual international festival of ancient and modern chamber music (April) and the International Organ Festival "The Bells of Sofia" (November). Traditionally held on Sunday organ concerts performed by the soloist of the concert hall, the winner of the international competition Xenia Pogorelaya. For the first time in St. Sophia Cathedral music began February 19, 1983. Thanks What are the speakers was opened Concert Hall Chamber Music, which became known far beyond the borders of the city. In 1985, the Czech specialist firm "Rieger Kloss" established authority, customized project that organically joined to the museum exhibit an architectural monument and has attracted numerous interest of music lovers. This concert hall - one of the best in Europe. There were musicians from more than 25 countries including outstanding soloist Irina Arkhipova, Lina Mkrtchyan, Maria Bieshu, Karina and Ruzanna Lisician, Arthur Eisen, Oleg Pogudin Love Kazarnovsky, choral and orchestral team under the management of world-renowned conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Valery Polyansky Vladimir Minin, Saulius Sondeckis, Vladimir Spivakov, Svetlana Bezrodnaya, chamber ensemble ("Moscow Virtuosi", "Vivaldi Orchestra", the vocal trio "relics", State String Quartet them. Glinka, the Academy of Ancient Music), leading Belarusian The team (State Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of the State TV and Radio Company, State Choir them. G.Shirma, Music drops' Sonorus ", the vocal ensemble" Clear Voice "), a soloist with the National Grand Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. Concerts were musicologists Eleanor Belyaev and Svyatoslav Belza, Eleanor Ezerskaya and Vladimir Shelihin. International Festival of vintage and modern chamber music for the past 25 years is of great interest not only Comments Polotsk residents, but also the many visitors to the city. Organ Festival "Chimes of Sofia" is one of the highlights of highly musical projects in the field of organ music on the territory of Belarus. Annual St. Sophia Cathedral runs more than 300 concerts of organ and chamber music.

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    Address 211400, The Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk, Polotsk, st. Castle, 1 GPS Google: 55.485821′ N, 55.485821′ E