Saint Petersburg Court Chapel

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The exterior of the concert hall of the capella.

The Saint Petersburg Court Chapel (also: Capella, Kapella) (Russian: Императорская Придворная певческая капелла), now Academic Glinka Capella, is the oldest active Russian professional musical institution. It is based in the city of Saint Petersburg. The institution currently consists of a choir, an orchestra, and has its own concert hall. It also had an educational music college at one point, which is currently independent of the Court Capella.[1]

The Capella is associated with personalities such as Dmytro Bortnianskiy, Maksym Berezovskiy, Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Anatoliy Lyadov.


  1. ^ History of Capella on the institution's official website


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