Slavyanka Russian Chorus, Directed by Paul Andrews
featuring The Slavyanka Alumni Chorus
Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 3:00 PM PDT
(2:30 PM Doors)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA
SAN FRANCISCO MEN’S CHOIR TO HONOR 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF FORT ROSS IN CONCERT OF RUSSIAN CHORAL MUSIC
Slavyanka, the Bay Area Men’s Russian Chorus, will present a rousing concert of sacred and secular choral music from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Slavyanka was the name that early 19th century Russian colonists gave to what Californians now call the Russian River – and each summer, Slavyanka returns to sing at the “Living History” day at that old Russian colony, now known as Fort Ross State Park, which this year celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding.
Slavyanka has given hundreds of concerts in the United States, Russia, Georgia and Armenia, sung in two movies, and released six commercial recordings. In 1986, Slavyanka made its first tour to the Soviet Union, where they received a standing ovation in St. Petersburg's historic M.I. Glinka Kapella Hall from over 900 Soviet choral musicians.