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“The Quiet Don is My Destiny…”

28.05.2015

For the 110th anniversary of our great countryman Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov, the ensemble of author’s song “Vyoshentsy” (countrymen of Vyoshenskaya) prepared a program from the home song poetry of the 60–70-s and the songs born in the group. The guests of the festival “Sholokhov Spring” attended the concert of the ensemble in the Excursion-Exhibition Centre “People’s House” of the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov.

The audience warmly applauded to each song. Many of the guests got interested in the work of the performers, asked questions. Among the admirers of the author’s song were guests from Volgograd, Voronezh, Moscow and Lugansk.

For the first time in Vyoshenskaya there was heard a song by Pete Seeger “Where are the Flowers?”, which was written by him under the impression of the novel “And Quiet Flows the Don” and which became an anti-war anthem in the 60-s. The “Vyoshentsy” sang about the feat of the artillery battery of Sergey Oganyan in November of 1941, about Cossacks of Vyoshenskaya returning from the May military training, about the favourite quiet Don, about the friends-neighbours spending a warm evening on the porch…

On parting, the viewers together with the performers sang soulfully Vizbor’s song “My Dear”.

 

Sergey Gribanov