Friday, 20 September 2013

Boyan Ensemble of Kiev

Being from Ashton Keynes, we are used to strange and out of the ordinary things happening for such a small village, but seeing a poster for a concert from a genuine world class Ukrainian choir in the local shop has to rank quite high as a "Very Ashton Keynes" moment.

Odd that the village has its very own world beating "Choir in the Community" based here with links to far Eastern singing traditions.  Maybe not in quite the same league but at least we can appreciate the vocal qualities just that little more ourselves.

You can sneak across the country line and travel to the throbbing metropolis that is Cirencester to hear the Boyan Ensemble of Kiev in action in the beautiful setting of Cirencester Parish Church on Wednesday 25th September 

And you can find out more their website that features a good deal of information about the group and the major too they are undertaking around the country at

Not to be missed.  Tickets from


  1. These guys (a lady) make a truly amazing sound that you should make the effort to go and see. They are swinging by again in Cheltenham and other places so check out their website for dates and get along - quality this high does not come round that often.

  2. T'was an amazing choral performance. Every man jack is a capable soloist. Brilliant tenors, a superb baritone soloist and a basso profondo hitting notes that a sperm whale would struggle to reach.
    - Bill