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Past Concerts - 2019


NIKOLAI KACHANOV SINGERS and
THE RUSSIAN CHAMBER CHORUS OF NEW YORK

COLOR AND SOUND
June 9 at 8:00 PM

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PROGRAM

- Efrem Podgaits: "Morning Birds" for chorus, cello and flute
  (world premiere)
  Roberta Michel, flute; Issei Herr, cello

- Nikolai Kachanov: "Benevolence," a choral cycle set to the poems
  of Nicholas Roerich

- Morton Feldman: "Rothko Chapel" for chorus, viola and percussion
  Jessica Meyer, viola; Jeffrey Irving, percussion; Zen Wu, soprano;
  Mikhail Zeiger, celesta


Sunday, June 9, 8:00 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street
Nearest subway stop: #1 line, 110th St. stop (Cathedral Parkway)



This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls on view at the Cathedral through June 30





TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
February 2019

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RCCNY explores the theme of beauty, love and compassion in a program of Russian Romanticism. You'll hear beautiful gems of Russian choral music, including rarely-performed Tchaikovsky compositions. You will also hear most-beloved, legendary compositions by Rubinstein and Scriabin arranged for chorus, cello and piano for the first time. The chorus will present Taneyev's majestic cantata "John of Damascus."

PROGRAM

- Rubinstein: "Melody in F," for voices and piano (arr. M. Zeiger), world premiere
- Tchaikovsky: "Greetings to Rubinstein"
- Tchaikovsky: "Let My Prayer Arise"
  Arina Ayzen, Hanna Golodinskii, Carla Lopez-Speziale, soloists
- Tchaikovsky: "Nature and Love," cantata
  Arina Ayzen, Hanna Golodinskii, Carla Lopez-Speziale, soloists
- Scriabin: "Prelude" for voices, cello and piano (arr. M. Zeiger), world premiere
- Rachmaninoff: "Vocalise" for voices, cello and piano (arr. M. Zeiger)
- Arensky: "Three Quartets" for voices and cello
- Taneyev: "John of Damascus," cantata

Guy Brewer, organ; Adrian Daurov, cello; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
or Q, N, R, W (34 St. stop)


Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3:00 PM
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd St.)
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 77th St. stop (at Lexington Ave.)


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











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