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Russian religious and folk songs

How did a group of Yalies end up singing Russian music during the height of the Cold War? In 1953, music student Denis Mickiewicz convinced a group of undergraduates to learn Russian songs and sing them for American audiences, who rarely saw or heard that side of Russians and their culture.

The Chorus quickly became a top Yale singing group and travelled to Russia, bringing songs that Russians hadn?t heard since the bolshevik revolution. Tours to Western Europe and recording engagements followed, creating a lasting legacy of glorious music and cultural exchange.
YRC founding conductor Denis Mickiewicz will direct this chorus, which toured in Russia last year to critical acclaim.


Added by cgraci on August 13, 2005

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