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60th Anniversary Gala Concert
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Woolsey Hall ~ Yale University
with our Founding Conductor, Denis Mickiewicz, and others
Over 140 singers came from around the world to perform sacred and secular songs under the direction of Founding Conductor Denis Mickiewicz and conductors Dan Gsovski, John Stewart, Bruce Lieberman, Dan Godfrey and Brock Holmes in a program marking 60 years of the Yale Russian Chorus as musical ambassadors.
We started rehearsals on Friday morning in the basement of St. Mary's Church on Hillhouse Ave. Fine banquet on Saturday evening at the Graduate Club with toast and songs until just before midnight. Mary Newman presented Denis with a ink drawing of the YRC rehearsing in the '60s.
The Yale Slavic Chorus, a women's singing group founded in 1969 with Yale Russian Chorus help, put in a guest appearance, singing Balkan, Russian and Georgian songs.
Both a DVD video and a CD were made of the concert. For information, including ordering, send an e-mail to: