Best amateur ensembles of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk perform at gala concert of Severnoye Siyaniye festival
The 20th Severnoye Siyaniye (Northern Lights) regional festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk took place two days ago in the capital city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
More than 130 young and adult artists arrived from the towns and villages serviced by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk. Performers from across the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Areas and the Sverdlovsk Region took part in the anniversary gala concert at the Yugra-Klassik concert and theater center. The audience saw amateur ensembles and individuals performing in such genres as folk and pop vocals, folk, modern and ballroom dancing, and instrumental music.
Marina Polteva, professor, head of Pop and Jazz Vocals Department at Russian Contemporary Art Institute, vocal teacher on national TV, singing onstage at Yugra-Klassik
Feyerverk dance ensemble headed by Natalia Soshilova (NORD cultural and sports center)
In addition to amateur performers, the concert featured prominent artists who served as jury members at the Severnoye Siyaniye festival: Semen Milstein, jury chairman, Merited Artist of Russia, member of the International Trumpet Guild, Natalia Bannova, People’s Artist of Russia, Marina Polteva, pop singer, professor, Head of the Pop and Jazz Vocals Department at the Russian Contemporary Art Institute, vocal teacher on national TV, and Alexander Korginov, member of the jury in the Dancing without Rules on TNT project and the main choreographer of the Dancing 1 and Dancing 2 shows on the Muz-TV channel.
Semen Milstein, jury chairman, Merited Artist of Russia, member of International Trumpet Guild
A congratulatory address by Igor Kholmanskikh, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Ural Federal District, was read out at the gala concert by his deputy, Boris Kirillov. “In 20 years, the Severnoye Siyaniye festival has evolved into a major event both in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra and in Russia at large. Thanks to the enthusiastic and inspired organizers, the festival became a real success story in the Urals, providing a perfect launching pad for dozens of talented youngsters who chose the stage as a profession,” the letter said.
Sergey Pivovarenok, engineer of Komsomolskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk
The Severnoye Siyaniye regional festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk is supported by the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra and by Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. Vsevolod Koltsov, Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra, greeted the audience: “I would like to highlight that the festival seeks to promote and support our multi-ethnic culture along with the equally crucial patriotic component that the organizers embedded in the festival’s goals. Over the past 20 competitions, the Severnoye Siyaniye festival has undoubtedly proven a success in its mission of discovering and helping gifted children.”
Vsevolod Koltsov (right), Deputy Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra, handing out letter of acknowledgement to Sergey Pivovarenok (left), employee of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk
The 20th Severnoye Siyaniye festival contest included an award ceremony for the heads of the best amateur ensembles of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, who received honorary certificates and letters of acknowledgement from the Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra and the Polenov State Russian House of Folk Art.
Participants of Severnoye Siyaniye 20th regional festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk
Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
The gas transmission company delivers gas from the northern fields in Western Siberia (Medvezhye, Urengoyskoye, Yamburgskoye, Zapolyarnoye and others) to consumers in European Russia and foreign countries. Over 80 per cent of gas produced in Russia is transported by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk.
The total length of the gas pipelines exceeds 27,800 kilometers. The company's 221 compressor workshops are equipped with 1,171 gas compressor units with the total installed capacity of 15,700 MW. Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk has 12 CNG filling stations in operation.
The integrated management system of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk meets the requirements of four international standards: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System.
The company's headcount is around 25,000 persons. Its headquarters are located in Yugorsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
The Severnoye Siyaniye festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers is a trademark of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, the festival’s founder and organizer. The Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra made a great contribution to the formation and development of the festival. The event is supported by the Interregional Trade Union of Gazprom. The first edition of the festival was held in 1995.