The Yale Russian Chorus will ring in the New Year with two concerts in the Rochester area, January 4th & 5th, displaying a varied repertoire evoking spacious Orthodox cathedrals, the clamor of cities, remote village life, soldiers on the march, and the broad steppes.
Thursday, January 4, 7:30 pm the annual “Russian Friendship Concert” at Kilbourn Hall, hosted by Linkages Rochester and the Eastman School of Music Community Education Division. Learn more about Rochester’s ties with its sister city, Novgorod, at a reception following the concert. Admission is free to concert and reception.
Friday, January 5, 7:30 pm, the Yale Russian Chorus in concert, Calvary St. Andrew’s Church, 95 Averill Avenue. (Corner of Averill & Ashland, in Rochester’s South Wedge: just a block from Cheesy Eddie’s! Plenty of street parking with additional parking in the Postler & Jaeckle lot on Averill next to South Avenue) . An Orthodox Christmas celebration (and more) with special guests! Admission: free will offering to defray costs gladly accepted.
Music from the Republic of Georgia
The Caucusus region on Russia’s southern border, near the Black Sea, has its own unique musical tradition. The Yale Russian Chorus welcomes interested singers and their friends to participate in a workshop on Georgian Music to be held at the Eastman School of Music the afternoon of January 4. Special guest Ray Kinoshita, Y ‘ 76 joins us from Toronto to lead the workshop. Music reading skills NOT required, but a willingness to sing along will greatly enhance the experience. For more information and to sign up, please contact