The Yale Russian Chorus (YRC) is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. Chorus members are Yale University students from a variety of academic disciplines. Founded in 1953 by Denis Mickiewicz, a Yale student at the time, the YRC is recognized as one of the world’s premier performance ensembles of Slavic music today.
The repertoire spans the twelfth century to the twenty-first, and stretches across Eastern Europe from Slovakia to Georgia, including a variety of sacred and secular settings. These include ancient chant, folk songs, and works by Tchaikovsky, Bortnyansky, Kedrov, and Chesnokov, to name a few. The YRC just returned from their 2015 Spring Concert Tour to California, which included sold-out concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Carmel, to name a few. The recordings of the Yale Russian Chorus have been placed on the New York Times critics’ choice list and described as a must-have recording by National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Their latest album, Immersion, is available on iTunes and Amazon.com. In addition to their regular concert season, the YRC is planning a concert tour to Greece in 2016.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Yale Russian Chorus, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!