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Sunday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Yale Russian Chorus - The Haven NOW OPEN

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Please note, another performance by the Yale Russian Chorus takes place on Saturday, April 13, at Christ Episcopal Church (120 High Street West) at 7pm.

The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club, at the height of the Cold War. With its unique repertoire of religious and secular music from Russia and neighboring lands, the Chorus quickly established a prominent place in the pantheon of Yale singing groups. It thrives to this day, transcending dramatic changes in the political climate.

Throughout its 60 year history, the Chorus has fostered international understanding. It pioneered the first person-to-person cultural exchanges, singing informal concerts on Moscow street corners in 1958. The Chorus has won prizes at international choral competitions, serenaded government leaders at international functions and recorded extensively. Chorus alumni feel a strong bond of loyalty and comradeship. Through their own organization, the YRC Alumni Association, Chorus alumni present concerts throughout United States and in Europe, and in October 2018 celebrated their 65th Anniversary with a concert at Yale's Woolsey Hall.

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Henry McHenry Jr.

Impresario, Alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus
In April of 2019, Alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus are gathering for concerts and workshops in Charlottesville. Founded in 1953 as a response to the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the Russian Chorus has always included not only Yale students but citizens from Hew... Read More →

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Sunday April 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Haven 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

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