From Latin chorus, from Ancient Greek χορός (choros)

The group plays Irish and Sweden folk music, Balkan melodies, French dances, music of Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque epochs. But folk-music in general is unbounded, unlimited and inexhaustible. That is why the group is constantly extending its horizons and focuses not only on Western folk, but also looks at the Orient.

Chorus appeared at the beginning of the new millennium.
Current members: Vadim Bahramov and Darya Makoeva.
Before establishing "Chorus Vadim played dead metal in a group from Rostov-on-Don called Drugger. But everything changes and he left mortally heavy riffs for pleasing the ear roulades on an exotic instrument Bouzouki. Such an abrupt change of style may seem strange to somebody, but dont forget about the example of Ritchie Blackmore. The latter explained his leaving hard music by the fact that he had not gone far really, as musical systems of rock and European folk music are not so different as one may think (favorite intervals of representatives of both styles are fourths and fifths: hardrockers can't live without playing ponderously on fifths while folk musicians avoid thirds when playing music of some cultures). Besides, according to Blackmore, acoustic music is more sincere (that is why more vulnerable), whereas playing hard you can hide yourself behind the grinding distortion sound.
Chorus traveled a lot around Russia and quite often visited European countries, playing in the streets and gaining experience. The group plays Irish and Sweden folk music, Balkan melodies, French dances, music of Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque epochs. But folk-music in general is unbounded, unlimited and inexhaustible. That is why the group is constantly extending its horizons and focuses not only on Western folk, but also looks at the Orient. Now Vadim is mastering one more exotic instrument oud (Arabian lute).
         Members of the group changed throughout the years, and now the core consists of Vadim Bahramov (bouzouki, oud, darbuka) and his wife Darya Makoeva (fiddle, whistle, recorder, nyckelharpa, hardingfele). May be after a little while there will appear one more constant band member their daughter Masha, who is now three years old. For the present Chorus is assisted by session musicians Alexander Murzakov (guitar) and Andrey Nikolaev (percussion) (both are from Taganrog, South of Russia).
As the group is constantly on-the-move quite often there is no time to go to a studio and record an album. But after a few years they did have such an opportunity. At present there is a collection of songs from different live performances simply called Chorus and recently released album The Saga of Wanderings.

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