Arts and culture
On October 14, the southern zonal round of Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival held its opening ceremony in Kazan.
Over 1,000 contestants from 19 subsidiaries of Gazprom will compete in the zonal round. During the three-day competition, festival participants will present more than 140 performances in such categories as “Vocals”, “Choreography”, “Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles”, and “Folk Music.” There will be three age brackets for performers and ensembles: children aged 5 to 10 years, 11- to 16-year-olds, and adults aged 17 years and older. The festival jury is composed of renowned Russian cultural figures. The jury is led by Alexandra Permyakova, People’s Artist of Russia and head of the Pyatnitsky State Academic Russian Folk Choir.
The first round of the corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from the subsidiaries of Gazprom concluded at Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan. In the course of one month, around 500 representatives of all of the company’s structural units vied for the right to participate in this competition.
Eventually, more than 200 employees and their family members made it to the final stage of the Festival’s first round, demonstrating their creative and artistic credentials before a jury of reputable artists and directors, painters, and choreographers well-known in Astrakhan.
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.