Founded by Artistic Director and Conductor Nikolai Kachanov, the Russian Chamber Chorus is well known for its artistic excellence and hauntingly beautiful choral music. A regular presence at Carnegie Hall, the chorus has become America’s preeminent Russian vocal ensemble and one of the world’s greatest ambassadors of the Russian creative spirit. Described by the New York Times as “Extraordinary: richly imagined and deftly realized,” the RCCNY has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years. Known for its stylistic versatility, richness of sound and subtlety of expression, the program will trace Jewish choral culture through music by composers from Russia, Israel and the United States, illustrating the beauty of liturgical, secular and folk traditions ranging from Bible stories to contemporary compositions.
Maestro Kachanov, who holds a Ph.D. in choral conducting from the Novosibirsk Conservatory, brings his unique sensitivity and authentic interpretation to well-known repertoire; at the same time, he is devoted to presenting new and underexposed works that illustrate Russia’s rich heritage and its contemporary spirit. As a result of his commitment, audiences have been introduced to the ancient chants previously banned in his homeland (and completely unknown in America). Kachanov created the Ussachevsky Festival of Russian-American contemporary music which was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
In addition to an afternoon of spectacular music, the Temple Sinai Russian Club invites you to a wine and hors-d’oeuvre reception immediately following the concert. This concert is free for Temple Sinai congregants and Sinai Russian Club members; $18 for non-members.
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is at 425 Roslyn Rd. For more information, contact Ethel Liebeskind at 516-621-6800 or visit www.mysinai.org.