"Rose Ensemble created a strong Russian sound...The basses shone with sounds that seemed to come from the center of the earth and the sopranos' crystalline sound was clear and pure to the top of the register ...The program was more diverse than I'd expected, sung with robust enthusiasm and the true spirit of the season."—Minneapolis Star Tribune
"If your holiday concert-going has yet to give you that 'true meaning of Christmas' stirring of the soul, you may find it at the Rose Ensemble's 'Slavic Wonders' concerts."
—Saint Paul Pioneer Press
The Rose Ensemble of Minnesota has put together a program of dazzling, passionate music for Christmastime in the great variety and range they are known for. Hear everything from soaring soprano lines, to the signature Slavic sound of rumbling basses; Slavic Wonders is an engaging and curious mixture of chant, carols, and glorious polyphony. Add Slavic Wonders : Christmas with The Rose Ensemble to your holiday schedule today.
With repertoire and a stage presence hailed by presenters and audiences as ethereal and captivating, and a vocal blend and range called “supernatural” by the critics, The Rose Ensemble has presented this program to capacity crowds across the U.S. and Europe.
Take your listeners to ancient places, where mysterious chants, joyful hymns, and magnificent choral works mingle with tales of folk heroes. Sublime, enchanting, and earthy; your listeners will love the Christmas story as retold through the ages in Russia, Poland, Bohemia, and Ukraine.
“Vibrant, resplendent performances . . . The Rose Ensemble specializes in uncanny blend and rhythmic virtuosity.”
“Clarity, pure intonation and seamless phrasing . . . an audiophile's dream."