XIII annual regional festival of Church choirs “the lips are opened by the Baptism of heaven”
XIII annual regional festival of Church choirs “the lips are opened by the Baptism of heaven” was held in Pokrovsk the Donetsk diocese.
The festival of Church music “the lips are opened by the Baptism of heaven” gathered choirs from the cities of Donetsk and Horlivka diocese, the press service of the diocese of Horlivka.
This year’s musical event brought together several hundred people from different parts of the Donbass.
According to tradition, the festival opened with the troparion of Epiphany in the performance of the combined choir of churches of Pokrovsky deanery of the diocese of Donetsk.
Children’s choir the name of the Holy Protomartyr archdeacon Stephen Dormition Church Kramatorsk performed the song “Shine, Shine stars” a Christmas Carol “went, Went, month.” Youth choir “Orthodox Russia” sang “Oh, star sysla” and prayer to the most Holy Theotokos “Under Your mercy”. In the concert also participated the bands from Pokrovsk and Rodinsky.
In the end all the participants came on stage and sang many years. The young performers received sweet gifts.
Festival “the lips are opened by the Baptism of Heaven” has long been a regional. Many of the groups are permanent participants of the festival, such as the choir “Blagovest” from belitskoye. And some appear only recently. The children’s choir of the Dormition Church in Kramatorsk last year was the debut. The kids liked to participate in the festival, and this year they came again.
The main condition for participants is not to repeat works that had once sounded at the festival, so every time this brand new holiday show.
As reported by the SPM, earlier in Kherson festival “Christmas Island” has collected more than 2,000 children.