Friday, November 9, 2018

Holy Holy!! Ukraine Choir covers Big Blood's "The Grove"... and nails it....

 The collective "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Choir" 
"Хор одиноких сердец сержанта Пеппера" or ХОССП (in abbreviated form)  was founded in 2011 in Kharkiv, a city in thе west part of Ukraine

Their repertoire — basically covers, combines the traditions of academic sound with love for classic rock and beyond.  Anna Minakova, creates all the incredible arrangements (chorus and accompaniment), piano player and choirmaster. Anna, a writer, blogger, and ceramicist is the only professional musician among 25 choir members consisting of doctors, managers, scientists, IT-specialists, bakers, housewives, travelers, etc. The  conductor is Victoria Melikentsov.

Elizabeth "Liza" Bannikova, the lead singer and visual artist for the performance contacted me in 2011. She wanted the lyrics to "The Grove", promising that she'd let me know if she ever made anything out of it. 7 years later I got an email with this video below. 
Tears followed. 

Thanks to Liza, Anna, Victoria and the incredible voices of the choir.
We are honored and blown away!

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Choir" youtube channel: