Russian youth choir to perform July 15.

July 6, 2017

LUDINGTON — A Russian children’s choir will perform at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., on Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. The Little Eagles of Siberia comes from the city of Krasnoyarsk, 5,536 miles from Ludington.

The performance is free; donations greatly appreciated.

“We are very fortunate to be able to present this choir on the Performance Hall stage of the Arts Center,” said Brad Reed, president of the LACA Board of Directors. “It is a great opportunity for us to host this performance showcasing youth and music from another country.”

The concert will follow an artist reception for Ann Salisbury’s Retrospective Exhibit being shown in the Main Gallery of the Arts Center. That reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature music by the Third Coast Djypsy Jazz Band.

The Little Eagles are touring Michigan and New York City under the auspices of Voices Without Borders (VWB), a Michigan nonprofit organization, as a part of the Children of the World in Harmony 2017 international youth choir and dance festival. Other groups from Europe, Southeast Asia and the United States are participating in the 23rd Children of the World in Harmony festival.
The choir regularly features Siberian works, representative works from other former Russian Republics, and great international classics.  The choir’s US tour program designed by Ludmilla Stebenkova, founder (1971) and director of the choir, also includes instrumental works for balalaika and accordion (the traditional Russian bayan), as well as polished choral arrangements ranging from Glinka to Gershwin.

The Ludington Community Church is providing home stays for the choir members as a part of the cultural exchange program.

More details about Voices Without Borders and the Children of the World in Harmony Festival, go to www.vwbchoir.com. For additional information about the Michigan festival, contact Dr. Jack Kukuk, VWB Festival Coordinator at [email protected] or 480 236 2196.

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