Concert of Eastern European Polyphony
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM
Featuring vocal folk music from the nations of
Georgia and Ukraine
Venue: West Park Presbyterian Church
165 W. 86th St. @ Amsterdam Ave., NYC
Tax-deductible suggested donation: $20, $15 students/seniors, free for children 12 & under
All proceeds will benefit relief efforts in Ukraine (via Razom) and West Park Church.
The West Park Church will host an evening of Ukrainian and Georgian polyphony bringing this ancient music to the Upper West Side. How better to celebrate spring than with a concert of music from two traditional societies rooted in nature? Help West Park Church survive and thrive and support relief efforts in Ukraine.
Supruli is a NYC-based choir, founded in 2009, devoted to the traditional folk and liturgical polyphony of the Republic of Georgia. Georgian polyphonic singing has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. A Georgian folk song was also included on the Golden Record launched into space on the Voyager Spacecraft in 1977, one example of earth’s finest musical achievements. Directed by Carl Linich.
Ukrainian Village Voices is a culturally diverse group of folk singers and community organizers, uniting members of the Ukrainian community and the larger folk music community in the NYC metro area. Since 2013, the ensemble has performed for various audiences in the United States and Canada, in venues ranging from festivals and theaters to museums, libraries, and even street corners. UVV regularly organizes singing workshops led by accomplished musicians and scholars from near and abroad. Repertoire is constantly evolving, often focusing on seasonal celebrations and lyrical music. Contact: UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com or Facebook
Razom (“together”) is a non-profit organization based in NYC, supporting the people of Ukraine in their pursuit of a democratic society with dignity, justice, and human and civil rights for all. Razom coordinates groups of volunteers around the globe, rebuilding Ukraine one project at a time. Contact: razomforukraine.org
West Park Presbyterian Church, built in 1890 and landmarked as a historically and architecturally distinguished building, is in need of extensive maintenance and rehabilitation. It is significant to the cultural and social history of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, being representative of the neighborhood’s longstanding tradition of social activism. West Park continues to serve as an incubator for social justice and progressive activism. Contact: westparkpresbyterian.org
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