LYRA, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will be presenting a concert of Russian choral music on Monday, June 8, 7:30 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church (15th and H Streets), Eureka. The concert is open to the public and a free will offering will be collected to support the singers’ 2015 Midwest-West Coast Tour.
This is a unique opportunity to experience a part of the enormous Russian musical heritage.
The first half of the concert will be sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, including works of lesser-known, but remarkable, Russian composers of the 18th-20th centuries as well as famous masters such as Tchaikovsky, Sokolov, and others. The second part of the program will be comprised of Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dancing, and love songs. LYRA performs its own arrangements of folk songs as well as secular songs by classical Russian composers.
Come and enjoy the sounds of Russia, performed by Russian musicians! All of the singers in LYRA are professional performers, from choirs and opera houses in St. Petersburg. The smaller touring group is part of a larger community of musicians from many and various professions – including choir conductors, opera singers, and music teachers. Their love for singing unites them. In 2001, LYRA was awarded the Montreux (Switzerland) International Choral Festival diploma. In 2005, the group was given an award by the Coleraine International Choral Festival (Northern Ireland). Through their tours they hope to introduce the rich musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the traditions of Russian folk music to audiences across the United States.
Christ Episcopal Church is located on H Street in Eureka. Off-street parking is available on the corner of 14th and G streets. Accessible entrance is off of 14th street, between H and G streets. Please join us for this exciting concert and the reception for our Russian guests following the concert. More information on LYRA is available at: http://www.lyra-online.org. The group will have CDs for sale during the reception. For questions about the concert, contact the church: 707-442-1797.
See the flyer below: