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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)

TICKETS:
At the door: $35 general; $25 students/seniors
Online: $28 general; $20 students/seniors

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.







RECENT CONCERTS


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)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students
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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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors/Students
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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.









JOHN OF DAMASCUS
Wednesday, November 28 2018, 12:00 noon

Don't miss our presentation of Sergei Taneyev's masterful cantata, "John of Damascus," also known as "The Russian Requiem." The choir will be joined by Guy Brewer on organ for this work. This free half-hour concert is part of Interchurch Center's regular Wednesday lunch-hour series. The Interchurch Center is located on Riverside Drive at 120th Street. The concert will be in the chapel on the first floor.

MUSES OF THE NIGHT
Parallels and Crossings
May-June 2018

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We invite you to join RCCNY for the next program of our Parallels and Crossings concert series: Muses of the Night. As the warm summer nights grow closer, we explore how composers across Russia, as well as Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, and Poland, express their feelings about nighttime. From nightly prayers to darkened landscapes to moonlit mysteries, you'll experience a magical world of moods and dreams.

PROGRAM

- Chesnokov: "Night" (Russia)
- Esenvalds: "Only in Sleep" (Latvia)
- Ippolitov-Ivanov: "Night" (Russia)
- Kodaly: "Evening Song" (Hungary)
- Krylov: "Dawn" (Russia)
- Partskhaladze: "Weeping Candles" (Georgia)
- Podgaits: "Prayer to the Moon" (Russia)
- Taneyev: "Ruins of a Tower" (Russia)
- Taneyev: "Stars" (Russia)
- Tchaikovsky: "Invocation to Sleep" (Russia)
- Zielinski: "A Prayer for Sleeping Children" (Poland)

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


RUSSIAN WINTER GALA
January 24, 2018

Join the Russian Chamber Chorus and others at Weill Recital Hall!
This gala concert explores the diversity of Russian music through instrumental and vocal classics as well as folk-inspired choral masterpieces.


RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS: Old and New
January 2018

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This program offers an amazing variety of the great tradition of Russian sacred music and will include compositions by legendary Russian composers such as Chesnokov, Golovanov, Grechaninov, Kalistratov, Rachmaninoff, Schnittke, and Stravinsky, as well as carols rarely performed in America.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:30 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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students

Stories Spoken and Unspoken: Vocalises and Folk Songs
June 2017

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Vocalises

Yuri Yukechev, "Chant"
Georgy Sviridov, "Concerto in Memory of A. Yurlov"
Edgar Girtain IV, "Entropy," World Premiere
Alisher Latif-Zade, "Super Astra Ferri," World Premiere
Sergei Rachmaninoff, "Vocalise," for cello, chorus and piano
  (arr. Mikhail Zeiger)
  Adrian Daurov, cello; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

Folk Songs

Zakhar Blyakher, "Four Russian Folk Songs"
Mikhail Zeiger, piano
"Those Evening Bells"
  Sergey Tkachenko, tenor
"Oy, Somebody's Horse"
"Ah, You Wide Steppe," arr. Alexander Krepkikh
"Brooms (Veniki)", arr. Feodor Rubtsov

With Special Guests:

Russian Trio  
  Tamara Volskaya, domra; Anatoliy Trofimov, bayan;
  Leonid Bruk, contrabass-balalaika

Irina Zagornova, Russian folk singer

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:00 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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students

Shakespeare and Pushkin in Choral Music
January 2017

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Shakespeare and Pushkin, two legendary poets whose poems captured the spirit of their time with unparalleled vividness and depth, were born far apart in time and space, but their work brings them close together in spirit.

Settings of poems by Pushkin:
- Vissarion Shebalin, "Winter Road"
- Georgy Sviridov, "Three Poems by Pushkinj"
- Mikhail Zeiger, "Poet-Prophet"

Settings of poems by Shakespeare:
- Evelin Seppar, "Sonnet No. 53"
- Yuri Yukechev, "Sonnet No. 30"
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, "Three Shakespeare Songs"
- Frank Lewin, "Wedding is Great Juno's Crown"

Guy Brewer, organ; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:30 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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Saturday, January 14, 2017, 4:00 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.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


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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 the Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.






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