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Past Concerts - 2016


Holiday Splendor from Russia and Ukraine
January 2016

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RCCNY celebrates the holiday season with a bold program embracing the unique choral traditions of Russia and Ukraine. The program exemplifies Russian and Ukrainian holiday traditions, and includes little known gems of early Russian polyphony, sacred works, and bright and cheerful Ukrainian carols and folk songs.

Program:
- Early Russian Polyphony (Anonymous)
    Christ is Born; Trisagion; Only Begotten Son
- Blessed are They whom Thou Hast Chosen, by Berezovsky
- Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and It is Truly Fitting, by Yaichkov
- O Theotokos and Virgin, Rejoice, by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)
- Cherubic Song, by Grechaninov
- Gladsome LIght, by Egorov
- We Hymn Thee, by Rachmaninoff
- Cherubic Song No. 7, and Coro per il Natale, by Bortnyansky
- Four Ukrainian Carols, arr. Kachanov
- Two Carols, by Dychko
- Fantasia on Ukrainian Folk Songs, by Kholminov
- Natalka's Aria from Natalka Poltavka, by Lysenko
- Christmas Song, by Zeiger (American Premiere)
- Shchedryk, arr. Leontovich

Hanna Golodinskii, soprano soloist

With special guests, Russian Trio:
  Tamara Volskaya, domra; Anatoliy Trofimov, bayan;
  Leonid Bruk, contrabass-balalaika

Friday, January 8, 2016, 7:30 PM
The Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street).
Nearest subway stop: (East) 86th St. (4, 5, 6), or 96th (6 only)
More directions here
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors


Sunday, January 10, 2016, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1). More directions here.
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors


Russia and its Neighbors III:
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
June 2016

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RCCNY reaches across national boundaries with a fascinating and inspiring program of choral gems from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia: Salve Regina by Arvo Part (Estonia), Madrigal by Peteris Vasks (Latvia), The Great Mystery by Feliksas Bajoras (Lithuania), By Candlelight by Yuri Yukechev (Russia).
Mary Ellen Callahan, soprano
Guy Brewer, organ


Sample the concert in advance! (featuring Mary Ellen)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 PM
The Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street).
Nearest subway stop: (East) 86th St. (4, 5, 6), or 96th (6 only)
More directions here
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors


Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1). More directions here.
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors
Tickets at 20% discount online through June 1.

These concerts are supported, in part, by public funds for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


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