The choir of the Moscow Sretensky monastery has existed for over 600 years - since the monastery was founded in 1397. Break of its activity occurred only in the years of persecution of church in Soviet era.
The choir gradually started to acquire its modern features in a reviving monastery about 10 years ago.
In 2005, with a blessing of Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), the choir was headed by its current regent — Nikon Stepanovich Zhila
, graduate of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, son of a priest. Being a child Nikon Zhila sang in the choirs of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. The choir started to work on recording studio albums and maintain an active concert tours along with the monastery Divine Services. More