Second Festival of Russian Choral Music
Sun Oct 15 at 4 pm: The festival opens at St. Mark's Church, Berkeley with a selection of spiritual songs and folk songs from the ancient Russian folk tradition, one of the great wellsprings for later Silver Age Russian composers. Fri Oct 20 at 8 pm: Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco. a performance that explores the remarkable thousand-year old tradition of Russian sacred music. Sun Oct 22 at 4 pm: Mission Dolores Basilica. The festival concludes with choral works by four composers from the "Silver Age", in particular the music of Sergei Taneyev, and features three West Coast Premieres of his work. For complete info, visit the website.