Russian Chamber Chorus of New York concerts in June
Date: May 25, 2009
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, artistic director, presents
"A Celebration of Russian Folk Song"
The previous two concerts of the 2008-2009 season included works by Bortnyansky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Golovanov, Tolstiakov and settings of Russian Orthodox texts by Schnittke, Penderecki, and Tavener in December; in March, Siberian composers Yuri Ashenkov and Yuri Yukechev concluded a program on "Sacred and Earthly Love" which began with settings of texts from the Biblical Song of Songs by composers of different time periods and nations.
Using a very different vocal palette, RCCNY now presents compositions based on Russian folk songs, songs which spread from town to village, arrangements of folk songs, authentic unarranged peasant songs, and concludes with Four Russian Songs by the contemporary composer Zakhar Blyakher.
Selections from Russian Concerto Valery Kalistratov, arr.
"Kak Ponije Sela Lyskova" [Below Liskovo Village]
"U vo Kl'uchika" [By the Little Stream]
"V Malen'kov Svetyolke" [In a Little Hut] Nikolai Kachanov, arr.
"Chastushki" Kolovsky, arr.
"Odnozvuchno Gremit Kolokol'chik" [Monotonously Rings the Bell] Kachanov, arr.
"Vot Mchitsa Troyka Udalaya" [Here Three Daring Horses Rushing] Kachanov, arr.
"Vniz po Matushke po Volge" [Down the Mother-Volga River] Kachanov, arr.
"Oy, Po Dorojechke" [Oh, On the Little Road] peasant song
"Oi, Chei To Kon'" [Oh, Somebody's Horse] peasant song
Four Russian Songs Zakhar Blyaher
"V Syrom Boru Tropina" [The Path in the Damp Wood]
"Sronila Kolechko" [I Dropped the LIttle Ring]
"Zvonili Zvony" [The Bells Were Ringing]
"Pribautki" [Droll Sayings]
Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church in the Village, 371 Sixth Avenue
Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 213 West 82 Street
Tickets: $25 at the door; advance purchase $20 with credit card www.rccny.org and click Concert Schedule or send a check, payable to RMASA with stamped, self-addressed envelope by May 30 to
RMASA Concert Tickets, 35-07 155th Street, Flushing, NY 11354
Students and seniors: $15.
For map and directions see web site: www.rccny.org .