6 januarie Russians celebrate Christmas, The Netherlands-based singer Viktoria Pankratova has a clear melodious voice a good dynamic use. She can whisper singing, but also completely fill the church with her singing. She spent several opera-like Ave Maria variations (among others Verdie and Saint-Saens) accompanied by organist Wim Tip on the great organ. In combination with the Zaanse Harpist Esther Cage soprano Viktoria choose a number of songs from the German Romantic repertoire, including Schubert's "Standchen" and "Die Lotusblume" by Schumann.
Herman te Loo
"Stad en Streek '', 7 january 2013