Russia Tour 2016

In October 2016, the Slavyanka Russian Chorus was the only American choir invited to perform in the 150th anniversary celebration of Moscow’s historic Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In addition, we also performed in three other cities in western Russia -- Dubna, Velikij Novgorod, and Saint Petersburg. The Chorus was met with critical acclaim, enthusiastic applause, lots of accolades... and even a very excited stage crasher!


There were several media moments during the tour. In Dubna, Artistic Director Irina Shachneva appeared in an interview segment on a television program, and a few Chorus members were interviewed on camera, pre-concert. The men's chorus performed in Moscow on "Dobroe Utro" (Good Morning), a nationally broadcast TV show akin to Good Morning America, on Russia One. And in conjunction with the philharmonic symphony based there, another Russia One film crew captured moments of Slavyanka members touring the grounds of the Kremlin, as well as snippets from our concert that evening, in Velikij Novgorod.

In sum, we had seven performances on the tour:

  • 07 October -- The Art Club, Dubna

  • 09 October -- Kuskovo Palace, Moscow (informal recital)

  • 09 October -- Vesna Choir School, Moscow

  • 11 October -- The Moscow State Conservatory

  • 14 October -- The Kremlin, Velikij Novgorod

  • 15 October -- Sheremetyev Palace, Saint Petersburg

  • 16 October -- Glinka Cappella, Saint Petersburg

We celebrated our success with the Return from Russia concert on 30 October 2016 and plan to issue a CD of concert performances from the tour in the fall of 2017.

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