Concert of folk-group

A concert for children took place in the theater “Fruits of the otava17_1Enlightenment”, located in Grand Canyon Shopping Mall in Saint-Petersburg. The concert was given by a folk-group “Otava Yo” and a theater group “Mr. Pejo’s Wandering Dolls”. There were about 300 children at the concert. “Concordia” Foundation sponsored the event.

The concert was devoted to the oncoming Christmas. It began with a puppet play about Savior’s birth accompanied by “Otava Yo” and minstrel’s bywords.

After that “Otava Yo” performed old Russian carol songs, some of which are older than 800 years. Then actors invited willing children and their parents take part in khorovod (circle dance). At the end, actors of the puppet theater group gave children sweet Christmas presents.

The concert caused excitement in many children: they clapped hands, jumped from their places and crowed.

At the exit both children and adults got 200 pocket calendars with “Concordia” logo, 20 brochures “Bible Lessons for Children: New Testament”, 30 flyers with invitation to do a correspondence course “Conversations about Christian Faith”, and about 20 bookmarks advertising the foundation programs.



Looking for Truth

The IX Annual Theoretical Seminar “Looking for Truth in the semi_16-1-672x372Modern Cultural Space” took place in Saint-Petersburg State University of Economy. Philosophers from Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Voronezh, Simpheropol, Makhachkala, Ufa, Izhevsk, Rostov, Krasnodar and Chelyabinsk semi_16-3-150x150took part in the seminar.

Different problems connected with methodology of looking for truth in modern culture, code of practice, epistemology, translational processes etc.

Igor Savich presented a report “Search for truth about the origin of life in the information “technologies” of life organisms sphere”. He emphasized that all types of semi_16-5-150x150intercommunication between living organisms happen in the form of information exchange. Hierarchy of informational objects in wildlife and their functional specifics are evidences of the Nous which created them.

Changing of informational status of living objects is done not only with the help of new information input, but also – what is more important – guidance information, because semi_16-4-150x150managerial process is always connected with rational source. The last category is Nous’ prerogative, and it is a definite proof of a Persona impact.

Functioning of life organisms with the usage of different levels of informational exchange, and especially pre-installed sub-level, prove the Nous activity. From IT point of view, creation of multi-cascade different systems of living organisms is absolutely impossible without intervention from supreme Intelligence.

All above mentioned proves creation of our world.

Festival “Re-ligo”

A final concert of spiritual music festival “Re-ligo” took place in the building of the Lutheran Cathedral named after St. Peter and Paul 2boy(Peterkirche). That annual festival is a contest of young musicians, both individual presenters and performance groups.

“Concordia” Foundation is one of the festival sponsors. The contest is organized by the Culture Committee of the government of Saint-Petersburg. The festival is anchored by Dmitry Valentinovich Schirin, professor of Saint-Petersburg university of culture.

1fleetThis time the final concert gathered almost full house. Gran-pri was won by an 11-year old flute-payer. The girl executed several solo pieces for flute accompanied by the piano.

Orchestra of violins and cellos perfectly presented “Concerto Grosso” by I. S. Bach. A choir of 8 girls and boys presented old Russian spiritual songs a capella and accompanied by Russian gusli. They received a whirlwind of applause.

Another youth choir presented Oratio Dominica by Russian composer of the XX century Alphred Shnitke. Combination of God’s prayer in Church-Slavic language and modern style of Shnitke’s music was quite unique.

Speaking about other bright performances, a violin quartet by A. Vivaldi transcribed for four saxophones and pieces for a violin for by D. Shostakovich, in which solo was also played by saxophone, sounded especially creatively.

The concert was completed by a choir of Chinese students of Saint-Petersburg Pedagogic University, who performed a song about Leningrad by V. Soloviev-Sedov and Russian “Chimes” by V. Gavrilin.

At the end of the concert, jury granted prizes to the brightest artists. There were 40 colorful table calendars published by “Concordia”.

100 flyers containing invitations to do the correspondence course “Conversations about Christian Faith” by “Concordia” Foundation as well as 100 pocket calendars and about 20 bookmarks, advertising Foundation programs.