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published on 05/04/2006

Concert Performed by Lyra


On Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church will host a concert featuring Lyra, a professional vocal group from St. Petersburg in Russia. All are invited to attend this free concert. A good will offering will be passed during the performance.

The members of Lyra are students or postgraduates of St. Petersburg Conservatory who wish to popularize Russian choir music, secular as well as sacred. The first part of the program will feature Orthodox music, some pieces a cappella, with the second half of featuring folk tunes. The choir will be dressed in traditional Russian garb for the last half of the presentation.

The sacred chants from the Russian Orthodox Church will include “Rejoice, O virgin Mary” by Rachmaninov, “Our Father” by Tehaykovsky, and “Prayer to the Virgin mary, “ Psalm 102 (“Bless the Lord, O My Soul”), and others. Folk songs include “There Were Many Mosquitoes Born in the Forest” and others.

Lyra’s spring tour includes begins in Charlotte and includes Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama, concluding back in Charlotte. The group’s stop in Signal Mountain is one of two planned for Tennessee.

To learn more about Lyra and to hear their music, go onto

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