Founded in 1957 by Vadim Sudakov, the Moscow Boys Choir is one of Russia's most prestigious all-boy choirs. The choir has about 400 members, from which the best are picked for the choir's concert tours. The Choir has enchanted audiences world-wide, having toured Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Poland, England, and United States. Richly dark tones of tenor and bass voices singing along with the sopranos distinguish the choir.
From 1972 on, Leonid Baklushin worked with the choir. In 1991, he became the Choir Master of the Moscow Boys Choir. From 2005 until 2011 Leonid Baklushin was artistic director of the choir until his early death after long illness in December 2011. The choir is now under the direction of Ms. Ninel Kamburg, a graduate of the Russian Music Academy, who has been with the Moscow Boys Choir as conductor and Choir Mistress since 1966.
Moscow Boys Choir 54 min. A documentary about the Moscow Boys Choir and their director at the time, Victor S. Popov. The production presents much on Popov's style, told by him and illustrated with selections such as "We Sing Unto Thee" by Tchaikovsky, "The Skylark" by Kalinnikov, and "Glory for Father and Son" by Rachmaninoff. Boys in the choir also provide their opinions to the camera, mostly positive. One little boy comments, "Well, I can't say I like him. He can be very cross. ...other people like him. He IS a good teacher."