Russkaya Cappella, Scotland’s Russian choir located in Glasgow, is the only one in the UK specializing in Russian choral music all genres. We are a mixed chamber choir with a richly varied repertoire, both accompanied and a-cappella which ranges from choral miniatures to grand oratorios. Careful attention is paid to maintaining a high standard both musically and linguistically.

If you wish to experience first hand an authentic interpretation of Russian music, please join us on one of our concerts or come sing with us.

We warmly welcome new singers. The ability to read music or to be able to pick things up quickly is desirable; however, words are written as they sound and there is plenty of help available on request.

We rehearse on Thursday from 7.15pm-9.30pm  in the Unitarian Church near the Mitchell Library.

There is no audition, just a few scales to find out your vocal range. If you would like to come to a rehearsal and see what we are like, please contact us.


Event Cancellations


Dear all, due to the coronavirus outbreak, all upcoming events have been cancelled.


Christmas Concert

December 13th 2019, 7.30 pm

Finns Place

D. Bortnyanskiy, "It is truly meet"

Photos taken by Natalya Yatskevich

Slideshow made by Svetlana Zvereva

Russkaya Cappella

10th anniversary


June 22nd 2019, 6.00 pm

Glasgow University Chapel

To mark the choir's tenth anniversary,

Russkaya Cappella presented an evening of Russian choral masterpieces rarely

performed in the UK.

For the first time ever in Scotland we performed the cantata John of Damascus by Sergei Taneyev (1884), the famous Russian composer with Scottish forebears.

Our programme included religious and secular music by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Kastalsky, Gretchaninoff, Chesnokov as well as composers of the Russian Diaspora for a cappella choir .

Pianist Ivan Penev performed Dumka by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff's

Moment Musical No. 3.

This anniversary year is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Campbell (1949 - 2018)
N. Kedroff: "Our Father" (1921)


Russkaya Cappella and the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir, 31 January, 2019,

Video made by Natalya Yatskevich