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Trinity Church Choir Performs in Conjunction with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative
Performance of Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vigil” Honors Victims of the 1917 Russian Revolution and Celebrates Russian Sacred Music.
By: Trinity Church in the City of Boston
The concert will take place at The Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St., Boston. Prior to the performance, at 6:30 pm, Ballets Russes Arts Initiative Executive Director Anna Winestein, will deliver a lecture about the origins and influences of “The All-Night Vigil,” the history of Russian secular composers of sacred music, and Rachmaninoff’
“The performance itself is a vigil for the suffering and displacement caused by the Russian Revolution,”
Rachmaninoff left Russia in 1917 never to return, and within one year reached the United States, which became his home until his death in 1943. Since religious practice and, with it, sacred music, was quickly curbed under the Bolshevik regime, after a handful of performances in its first two years of existence, “The All Night Vigil” did not sound in the composer’s homeland again until the 1990s. But the work, like the composer himself, continued to nourish the spirits of the Russian émigré community.
Also known as the “Vespers,”
General Admission Tickets: $25 in Advance, $30 Day-of and at the Door. Premium Seating: $35; Tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://www.ballets-
For more information about this event, please directly contact: Anna Winestein at 617-599-3190.
Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI) is a nonprofit that fosters international creative exchange in the visual and performing arts, in the tradition of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Among other events this fall, BRAI is presenting the Midnight Sun Ball, at the Algonquin Club on October 31st, and a concert by a Russian string quartet on November 1st in Newburyport. The BRAI works to conceive, implement and facilitate collaboration between arts institutions and makers in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet region and the U.S., bringing about an exchange of ideas and greater cultural understanding.