Concert: Folksong in the Soviet Era: Identity, Art, and Union, St. Josaphat Parish, Golosa Russian Choir, April 30


Folksong in the Soviet Era: Identity, Art, and Union

GolosaConcert and multimedia presentation

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:30 pm, pre-concert lecture at 7 PM

Founded in 1997 at The University of Chicago, Golosa is a Russian choir using folksongs, dance, stories, images, and traditional instruments to tell the story of the peoples who evolved and persevered through the Soviet era, including the Old Believers. The performance will describe cultural exchange between Moscow, Siberia, and the Americas, focusing on the use of sound in heralding regional identity within the context of larger unions. It will also explore folksongs and lore known by Russians and former Soviet citizens from all places, which were maps to navigating through and past the Soviet world.

Pre-concert lecture, 7 PM. Speaker: linguistic anthropologist and choir alumna Kate Graber, University of Michigan.


Golosa Concert at Kalamazoo Russian Festival, November 13

A message from the University of Chicago Russian Choir – Golosa:

Golosa will be singing at the 15th annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival at Western Michigan University on Saturday, November 13 at 3 PM.  There’s more information on the festival here:  Every year there are fantastic musicians in concert and great items for sale!  Beyond that, Golosa is gearing up for a Northeast tour next spring, so this is a great way to see us early on in a solid performance year.

Auditions for the 2010-2011 Season of Golosa, Chicago’s Premiere Folk Choir, Will Run September 25-26 and October 2-3

The following message comes to CEERES from our friends in Golosa:

Dear Friends of Golosa,

It’s been a quiet couple of months for us, but it’s almost fall, and that means it’s time for auditions for the new season! If you’ve always wanted to sing crazy Russian folk songs, or if you know someone who does, please consider coming to sing for us.

Golosa rehearses on Wednesday evenings on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. At this time we are seeking all voice parts, but especially altos and tenors. No experience speaking Russian is necessary. This will be an amazing season to get involved with the ensemble, since we will be participating in a city-wide arts festival and embarking on a national tour!

Auditions for the 2010-2011 season will be held on the weekends of Sep. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3, from 12:00 to 5:00, in Hyde Park.

To sign up for an audition, please reply to this e-mail and let us know what times you might be available. No prepared solo is necessary to try out – just bring your big voice and your passion for folk music.

We look forward to singing with you!

Best wishes and happy fall from all of us in Golosa.

The email address for those interested in auditioning is: