Russia's Choral Treasures

Ancient chants, liturgical hymns, rousing soldier songs, romantic folk ballads -- plus folk songs from Latvia, Armenia, Macedonia, and Georgia





On October 4th, San Francisco's Slavyanka Russian Chorus will present "Russia's Choral Treasures," an a cappella concert of a wide variety of Slavic, Baltic, Caucasian, and other European choral music.


Featured as part of the ArtWeek Boston creative festival, the program will draw on the many rich traditions of Russian choral music, much of it unknown in the West, including ancient religious chants and liturgical and classical music by many of the great Russian composers, including Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, Chesnokov, Archangelsky, Rachmaninov, Taneev, and Sviridov.  A special feature of the concert will be a wide variety of traditional music for male choir, including Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Macedonian, Georgian, Armenian and Cossack songs. 


For this concert, the Slavyanka Men's Chorus will be joined by:

The Slavyanka Women Singers

Yale Russian Chorus Alumni


Soloists will include:

Elena Gurevich, soprano

Alexander Prokhorov, bass

Don Reinhardt, tenor

Paul Tavernier, bass

Tom Warrington, tenor


The ensemble will be conducted by Irina Shachneva, Artistic Director and Conductor, and Paul Andrews, Assistant Conductor, with assistance from Olga France, Choirmaster.


Based in San Francisco, Slavyanka is an internationally recognized a cappella chorus specializing in Russian and Eastern European choral music. We take our name from the old Russian name for Northern California's Russian River.




*Online sales will end at 11am on October 4th. Tickets will continue to be available for purchase at the door.


*Children ages 16 and under are invited to enjoy our concert for free; however, please obtain a free ticket for them. This is important for our venue capacity counts. Thank you very much!



October 4th, 2015 at 2:00pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
79 Denton Road, Wellesley, MA

Online ticket sales have concluded; tickets available at the door

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