LYRA: Choral Group from St Petersburg Performing May 5

St. Michael’s Performing Arts Series welcomes back this highly talented choral group from St. Petersburg, Russia. From the highest clear notes of their soprano to the really, really low notes that it seems only a Russian bass can sing – their performances are exquisite. The first half of their program consists of a selection of beautiful and powerful sacred Russian choral pieces, they then change into traditional Russian folk dress, and present the lighter side of Russian music – the lively folk music tradition!

  • Concert in the church, reception follows in the parish hall
  • Free admission / suggested donation at the door
  • Program listed below
  • Child care available – please call to reserve

WEBSITE: http://www.lyra-online.org

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2499 N. Westmoreland Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Contact: 407-843-8448 for more information

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PROGRAM
[English titles – program sung in Russian; minor changes may be made]
1st part
Sacred chants of Russian Orthodox church
1. We praise you, o Lord – D. Bortniansky (1752-1825)
2. To Thy pure image – A. Lvov (1798-1870)
3. My soul magnifies The Lord – N. Frunza
4. We will never conceal our sins from you, oh Mother of God – P. Tchesnokov (1877–1944)
5. Our Father (the Lord’s prayer) – P. Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
6. Bless the Lord, oh my soul – P. Tchesnokov (1877–1944)
7. Cherubic hymn – D. Bortniansky (1752-1825)
8. Bless the Name of The Lord – D. Khristov (1875—1941)
9. Bless the Name of The Lord – Andreeva
2nd part
Russian folk songs

1. Vanka-Tanka
2. Over the broaden fields
3. The garden gate
4. An old man (comic song)
5. Steppe all around
6. Golden ring

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Promotion announcement courtesy of Florida Russian Lifestyle Magazine