Cal Poly Women’s Chorus and Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble to Present ‘Slavic Sounds’ Concert on May 7
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus and Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble will present a concert titled “Slavic Sounds,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo.
The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus will begin the program with repertoire in various styles and genres, including arrangements of traditional Cuban and Latvian folk songs and pieces with a message of social justice.
The special guest ensemble Kitka will perform selections from a variety of cultures and languages, as well as arrangements of traditional folk music from Bulgaria and the greater Eastern European region.
Kitka is a professional small ensemble with deep ties to Balkan, Slavic and Caucasian lands. Its members have performed, taught and conducted cultural exchange activities in Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as in communities throughout the U.S., Canada and beyond.
The concert will close with several Eastern European folk songs performed by both groups.
The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus is conducted by Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson and accompanied by staff accompanist Paul Woodring.
Tickets are $20 for the public and $10 for students and are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).
The First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo is located at 981 Marsh St.
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.
Contact: Michele Abba
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