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SOAS Winter Schools, Russian Winter Songs Online

January 4, 2021 @ 19:30 - January 8, 2021 @ 20:45 UTC+0

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Dates: Monday 4th – Friday 8th Jan 2021, 7.30pm – 8.45pm

Course Fee: £65 (or £15 per session if booked as a ‘one off’)

Russian songs present an amazing variety of musical styles, as endless as the snowy steppes and pine forests of Siberia. Each song in this course will represent another style and will sound like nothing else. We are lucky to have the Russian Christmas right in the middle of our week, celebrated on 7 January. To mark this, we will sing the traditional “kolyadkas” – short songs with origins in ancient pagan rituals that became part of the Christmas tradition over the centuries. We will also dip our toes into the magic of the Christmas fortune-telling that is always accompanied by a song. We will add some Russian Art songs (with sub-categories like The City Romance, The Cruel Romance and The Gypsy Romance) to the mix, plus folklore: lyrical songs, love songs, dance songs, – all sung in different vocal manners and with a variety of stylistic elements that will certainly enrich your musical palette. Make sure to have a decorated fir tree on the background! No knowledge of Russian is needed. Learning by ear and with sheet music. Open to all.

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SOAS Winter Schools, Russian Winter Songs Online


January 4, 2021 @ 19:30 UTC+0
January 8, 2021 @ 20:45 UTC+0