Concert - "Choral Music of the Slavic World" - Sun. March 12, 1pm
The Yale Russian Chorus, an a cappella tenor-bass chorus specializing in the music of Eastern Europe and Russia, will be giving a concert of sacred and secular music in the St. A's sanctuary at 1 pm on Sunday, March 12.
They will also be singing during the 10:30am Worship Service.
The Yale Russian Chorus (YRC) was founded in 1953, during the height of the Cold War, to use music as a way to promote peace and understanding between peoples. When sacred music was being suppressed in the Soviet Union, the YRC played an important role in preserving Eastern sacred music traditions and raising awareness of these traditions in the West.
The YRC has sung at the White House for Bill and Hillary Clinton and Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, as well as for tourists on Red Square in Moscow.
They are currently collaborating online with Russian and Ukrainian musicians on projects to share music and thereby find common ground.
Tags: Arts & Performances / Music / Worship / Welcome