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A talk, exhibition and concerts organised by the W

3rd December 2003

Dear all,
The Whitespace Gallery are holding a lecture tomorrow on Russian iconography. This talk is one of a series of events, which are part of an Icons exhibition at the gallery.
The talk tomorrow is by Irina Shalina, Senior Curator of the Ancient Russian Art Department at the State Russian Museum. Irina will make a slide presentation, she will speak in Russian with translation. The theme is ‘Nativity of God in Christ and icons’. The talk starts at 7.30 pm in St
Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London W1G ODQ.
Below are the other events the Gallery is putting on in London this Christmas period.
Best wishes
Anna

And The Word Became Flesh
Contemporary Coptic and Russian Orthodox icons

3 – 24 December 2003

Exhibition of icons and a series of talks and concerts

White Space Gallery, St Peter’s, Vere Street, London W1G ODQ. Tube: Bond St

Exhibition open: 3 – 24 December. 11 – 6pm. Closed Sunday.

Programme (booking essential):
Lecture with slide presentation by Irina Shalina, Senior curator, Ancient Russian Art Department, The State Russian Museum. 3rd December 2003.
7.30pm.
Tickets: £5. (concs £3.50)

Concert: ST. MARK’S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH CHOIR & THE COPTIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE. 8 DECEMBER. 7 PM
A rare opportunity to hear Coptic sacred music performed by St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Choir accompanied by the Coptic Music Ensemble, featuring the
violin, the oud – a Middle Eastern lute-, the ney – a most ancient form of bamboo flute-, and the viola. Coptic music represents a unique survival
of Ancient Egyptian music and is sung in the Coptic language, itself derived from the original Ancient Egyptian tongue.
Choir Master: Dr Michael Henein.
Musical Director: Mr Baheeg Ramzy Michael.

Concert: ‘’SACRED SPRIT OF RUSSIA’. LONDON RUSSIAN CHOIR & MALE VOICE ENSEMBLE. 12 DECEMBER. 7 PM
“Sacred Spirit of Russia” is the first ever concert given by the London Russian Choir and the Male Voice Ensemble of the choir of the Russian
Orthodox Cathedral in London. They will perform a variety of Russian folk and sacred music, as well as Russian Christmas carols. The choir was
created in London with the object of bringing Russian classical, folk and sacred music to a national audience. The wide repertoire of the choir ranges
from the famous single-voiced Znamenny Chant (the oldest known Russian sacred music), the early polyphonic music of the 17th century, classical and
folk music of the 18-20th century through to the music of the present day.
All the pieces are sung in the original language. Choir Director: Evgeny Tugarinov.

Tickets: £8. (concs £6.50). Doors open 6pm. Booking essential
Tickets: 020 7399 9555 or 020 8740 4675.(All profits from the concerts will go to “Vozvrashenie” charity fund for drug rehabilitation in St Petersburg)

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