Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus
November 9, 2014
The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its unique repertoire of religious and secular music from Russia and neighboring lands, the Chorus quickly established a prominent place in the pantheon of Yale singing groups. It thrives to this day, transcending dramatic changes in the political climate.
The Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus is a performing group of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common interest in Slavic music. Most members of the Chorus had very little exposure to Slavic Music before coming to Yale, and most members do not speak any of the native Slavic languages. The Slavic Chorus, Yale’s oldest all-women vocal ensemble, has always been dedicated to maintaining musical vigor, excitement, and fellowship among members and with our audience. It is comprised primarily of undergraduates.