From Russia with love to college chapel

The Oxford Times: Luka Gadeliya and Christina Eshba Luka Gadeliya and Christina Eshba

OXFORD’s chapels regularly ring with choir music – but Wednesday was a little different.

Luka Gadeliya and Christina Eshba travelled from Moscow to give a concert at Queen’s College, Oxford University.

Mr Gadeliya plays the organ, and Ms Eshba is a soprano singer.

Originally come from Abkhazia, which is a state on the coast of the Black Sea, the duo are touring around the UK.

Mr Gadeliya, 28, said: “Queen’s was wonderful – it has very good acoustics and a brilliant organ.

“The musical traditions in Oxford are very strong, and so I wanted to include the college on our tour.

“We played our own music traditions from our country.”

Ms Eshba, 24, added: “It was nice to see so many people and receive such a warm welcome despite the bad weather.”

OX65263 Mark Hemsworth

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