KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble performs on Dec. 4

by Linda Hubbard on December 2, 2011

KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform Wintersongs at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Advance tickets are $27/$25/$15; at the door $32/$30/$15 ($5 for children under 12).

Wintersongs showcases material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works, from mesmerizing pre-Christian incantations for the longest nights of the year to Hebrew chants for Chanukah to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime.

Kitka engages in a unique repertoire development process. Each member of the ensemble works closely with native master folk singers and ethnomusicologists, listens to rare archival recordings of traditional Balkan, Baltic, Caucasian, and Slavic singers and choral ensembles, or traces the seasonal musical legacies of her own ethnic heritage.

St. Bede’s is located at 2650 Sand Hill Rd. in Menlo Park.

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