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Sunset, Night, Sunrise: RCCNY offers choral miniatures and romances
by Jeremy Green for Vocal Area Network
Posted May 25, 2008

Little stars timidly lit in the sky
Speaking to my sad soul:
In this pale night toss away all thoughts
Rest, quiet down, my soul
Quiet down, quiet down, my soul
And listen how beautifully in your heart
The stillness resounds.

        -- from Zor'ka (Little Dawn), set to music by Krylov

The Russian Chamber Chorus of New YorkOn Sunday, June 1 and again on Thursday, June 5,  The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director and Conductor, will perform a special program of some of Russia's most beautiful and lyrical music for chorus and soloists, including works by Arensky, Glinka, Mussorgksy, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev.

In his notes for the concert, Maestro Kachanov says that the theme of the concert, "Sunset, Night, Sunrise," is one that he has contemplated for many years, and that night, specifically, is th