Please find attached details of a concert to be given by the Lyra Ensemble
on 4 June which one of our members has asked to be circulated.
"Usually our concerts consist of two parts: 1st. part – sacred music of
Russian Orthodox Church. It contains pieces of both our famous composers
like Bortnianski, Tchaikovski, Tchesnokov, Rachmaninov, Gretchaninov and
not very well-known out of Russia, but great masters of choir music. We
perform also examples of our ancient church music. In the second part of
the concert we sing Russian folk songs in all their variety: comic, lyric,
dancing, love songs. This is how our usual, basic program looks like.
Besides that, there are also pieces of secular choir music by Russian
composers in our repertoire. We have also experience of performing
programs of romances and arias from operas by Russian composers. Duration
of the concert is from an hour to an hour and 15 min. plus 15-20 min. for
Only £5 admission! Proceeds will go to the setting up of a debt
counselling service in London set up by the St Vincent de Paul Society.