A rare choral convergence! The renowned Yale Russian Chorus headlines show opened by the Dalmacijo Singers from San Francisco.
The Yale Russian Chorus, founded in 1953, is recognized as one of the world's most important performance ensembles of Slavic music. Under current artistic director Mark Bailey, the Chorus has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and toured Russia and Ukraine; the repertoire spans the twelfth century to the twenty-first, and includes a variety of sacred and secular music, from ancient chant to folk songs to major choral works.
Mark Bailey was appointed YRC artistic director in 1995. Since that time, the ensemble has performed in over fifty major American cities in a variety of major concert venues, including twice by invitation at Carnegie Hall.
In 1999, the YRC performed Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Yale Glee Club. Other prominent performances during the last few seasons have included two gala appearances at Carnegie Hall, the White House for President Clinton, the St. Petersburg Festival at New York's Winter Garden, and the opening of the Hermitage exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art.
In 1996, the YRC released Chants and Carols, a recording that was praised by InTune magazine, proclaimed as a "must have" on NPR's "Performance Today," listed among the best recordings of the year by Billboard Magazine and the Richmond Times and placed on the 1996 New York Times critic's choice list.
The Dalmacijo Singers, have been delighting audiences since 1986. Under the direction of Rajna Ledoux, this choral ensemble has performed widely in concerts, and ethnic festivals. With many of the member's family ties linking to the Dalmatian Coast, their repertoire consists of songs from the different regions of Croatia. They fill out their repertoire with songs from Slovenia, Bosnia and other Balkan countries.
Official Website: http://www.CroatianAmericanWeb.org
Added by FullCalendar on February 27, 2008