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Yale Russian Chorus giving free concert in Buffalo

Think Tchaikovsky. Think "Doctor Zhivago." Think of Christmas in the palaces of the Tsars. Think of going to hear the Yale Russian Chorus when the group gives a free concert in Buffalo on Jan. 8.

The Yale Russian Chorus is an a cappella choir of tenors and basses, specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. The singers are all Yale University students from a variety of academic disciplines. Founded in 1953, the chorus is recognized as one of the world’s premier choral interpreters of Slavic music. They have sung at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan; and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral in Boston. Its repertoire includes classical and folk music from the 12th century to the present day.

The Yale Russian Chorus performs choral masterpieces from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 45 Ideal St. Following the concert in the church, refreshments will be served in the parish hall. A free-will offering will be collected. Call 893-0044.

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