In the choir since 2017
Sergei Godin is a laureate of the International vocal competition at the Slavic music festival (Moscow, 2006).
Sergei graduated from the Vladimir music college of performing arts in 2004. In 2009, he graduated from the Gnessin Russian Music Academy.
In 2006–2017, he was a soloist at the Moscow state academic chamber choir (directed and conducted by Vladimir Minin). In 2017, he was a soloist at the Pokrovsky Chamber Music Theatre (Moscow). Since 2018, Sergei Godin has been a soloist at the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
As a soloist, he has performed the following parts: Lensky (“Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky), Almaviva (“The Barber of Seville” by Rossini), the tenor part in “Jeanne aû bucher” by Honegger, the tenor part in “Close My Eyes”, Ferrando (“Cosi fan tutte” by Mozart), and Basilio (“Le nozze di Figaro” by Mozart).
He has participated in concert performances of Mozart’s “Mercy of Titus” and “Idomeneo” (lead parts in both). He has also performed the tenor parts in Beethoven’s “Symphony No.9” and Mozart’s “Requiem” conducted by Teodor Currentzis.
He has been invited to perform at the Croatian National Opera (Zagreb). Sergei Godin has also worked with such conductors as Vladimir Andropov, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Spivakov, Wayne Marshall and others.
Since the 2017/2018 season, Sergei Godin has been a member of the
musicAeterna choir events
Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
“Liturgy of St. Leontius” for mixed choir (2021)
Im Äther for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot (2023, world premiere)
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra Soloists
Conductor Vitaly Polonsky
MusicAeterna resident composer Andreas Moustoukis presents the result of his two-year work at Dom Radio. Together with the “Liturgy of St. Leontius”, fragments of which have been repeatedly heard in the concerts by the musicAeterna Choir, on June 6, the world premiere of his new composition – IM ÄTHER (“In Ether”) for mixed choir, 4 double basses, electronics, percussion and the ondes Martenot will take place. This is a micropolyphonic work based on the poems by Paul Celan interspersed with quotations from world cinema.
The author explains the essence of the new work as follows: “Im Äther (στον αιθέρα) is the need to breath out in the stratosphere were the gravitation is low and all the time is becoming one and a single moment of a crystal silence. The past, the present and the future stop to exist between then and now in a violent and compensating ‘why’, they just exist timelessly in the cosmic black as if they were small red shining dots of love, the tears of eternity.”
Photo: Selena Zhigulskaya