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New Concert Series, NYC

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, has created a new concert series entitled Russia and Beyond: Music from Former Soviet Republics.  Acclaimed for its performances of well-known and rarely-performed Russian choral works, RCCNY will demonstrate the broader scope of its repertoire in this series.  The first concerts are on May 11 and 15, 2011 in Manhattan.     Program:
 
The Great Mystery                       Feliksas Bajoras  (b. 1934)
   text by Jonas Zakauskas, a Lithuanian priest
Three Songs of the Sea                Pauls Dambis  (b. 1936)
    traditional text, in Latvian
Livonian Heritage, 1st of six choral cycles in Forgotten Peoples       Veljo Tormis (b.1930)
   traditional text, in Livonian
                                 intermission
Concerto for Cello and Chamber Chorus       Alexander Kholminov   (b. 1925)
                Adrian Daurov, cello
"Handagaity" traditional Tuvan song      Alexei Chyrgal-Ool, arranger (1924-1989)
        Russian text; song enhanced by playing of the khomus
        and the throat style of overtone singing
 
Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00pm at St. Joseph's Church (371 Sixth Avenue between Waverly and
Washington Place). Tickets: $25 at the door; $15 students & seniors; advance sale $20
Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (921 Madison Ave. at 73rd St.)
Tickets sold only at the door.
 
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Russia and Beyond: Music from Former Soviet Republics is made possible, in part, with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the NY State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
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