"The Voices of the Volga" to perform at FMU, Oct. 13
FLORENCE – A special performance has been added to the 2000-01 FMU Artist Series. “The Voices of the Volga,” a youth choir from Russia, will give a concert on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Adele Kassab Recital Hall in the Hyman Fine Arts Center.
The event is free and open to the public.
The group is an offshoot of the Saratov Theatre of Choral Music, which was founded in 1991. The Voices of the Volga is comprised of students, postgraduates and young teachers inspired by one common interest: an enormous love for choral music. All of the members are students at or graduates of the Saratov Conservatoire in Saratov, Russia.
The choir has participated in many festivals in Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy and France. The musicians are especially fond of performing modern church and worldly music a cappella. The group enjoys singing folk songs as well.
Lioudmila Litsova is the conductor and creator of the group. She graduated from the Saratov Conservatoire and was twice invited as a trainee to the Moscow Conservatoire. Litsova is a professor and laureate of several All-Russia and international contests.
CDs by the choir will be available for purchase at the concert.
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