Rated for the music, not for the overall DVD
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off, let me just say that the music on this DVD is absolutely wonderful. Russian Orthodox liturgical music is entirely a cappella, and is sublimely beautiful. That said, the video portion of this DVD outright (...). It looks like it was made off a bad VHS dubbed copy; the picture jumps, lines occasionally go across the screen, and actually the visuals of the singing are pretty cheesy. The choir lipsynchs pretty well though. When I put this one one, I just turn the TV off and listen to it, because the visual part is just so bad. I just hope someday someone actually shoots a DVD of a real orthodox service, because I have never seen anything so spiritually moving!"
Could listen to this forever !
missannie1686 | Melbourne, FL United States | 02/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let us get this out of the way -- so the DVD is not so great to watch - NOT that bad either.Now for the important message --the chants are wonderfully performed. You do not want to miss this music. If you don't enjoy viewing (which you may) just listen to it. I keep it on in the background in my home office as much as possible. I find it makes for a much better attitude when faced with deadlines and work overload. Now that I've heard the St. Petersburg Choir, I will definitely look for more of their music."
Orthodoxy the best
Christian Nadra | Lebanon | 10/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is to my knowledge and this DVD has proven me no wrong that orthodoxy chants are the best of all known Christian Chants . A must buy for any chant lover"