Rachmaninoff: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37 - Nikolai Korniev, Olga Borodina, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir & Vladimir Mostovoy User Reviews
My first vesper recording
This was the first recording I bought and am glad. There is just something about listening to a Russian Chamber Choir singing this music that seems right. Lots of colors and the basses are awesome. You can feel that they know what they are singing. I do also have the Robert Shaw version, which is good, but this, personally, sits right above it for cultural value.
What Heaven will sound like
I beleive this is the most beautiful choral music ever conceived. This particular album is an excellent recording and representation of some of the greatest works of one of the greatest Russian composers. Track two with Olga Borodina brought tears to my eyes, and there are many others on this album that are equally as moving. In general, however, as a protestant I have been finding that the Russian Orthodox church has, through music such as this, given us a glimpse into what we will hear from the voices of the angelic host in heaven. Listen to this music--you will truly be enriched and blessed.