The Leningrad State Academic Kapella, The Glinka Kapella, was named
after M. I. Glinka and has been called “a grand monument to Russian culture.”
The pearl of Russian pre-revolutionary choral genre,
Kapella has glorified the new art of young a young Soviet Republic.
Through decades of severe trials, the Kapella has perservered and linked
time and tradition to a contemporary culture. Kapella reflects the history
of the origin, formation, and development of the national musical culture as a whole.
–Vladislav Chernushenko, Conductor (from THE OLDEST RUSSIAN CHORUS 1703-1978)