Discography & Selected Recordings
At its core, Slavyanka seeks to entertain, inform, excite and educate listeners in the haunting harmonies of the Orthodox Church and Eastern European cultures. This a cappella chorus of men and women gather every Thursday evening to learn, rehearse and sing the sacred and secular music of Russia and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Chorus singers and concert audiences have consistently been struck by the rich and unusual tonalities of this musical tradition. Initially we drew our repertoire from the Yale Russian Chorus, but over the years we have developed additional sources for its music -- including music from the Don Cossacks repertoire and from the archives of Alexei Shipovalnikov. We have also premiered works of contemporary Russian composers.
The Chorus has released several CD Albums and all have been well received. Most tracks and CDs are available for download at the iTunes Store; CDs are also available through various online stores such as amazon.com, CD Baby, and Harmonia Mundi.
Provided here are selected pieces from the Albums.
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- Album - Songs of the Volga Boatmen
- Album - Slavyanka Sounds of Heaven
Otche Nash(Our Father) - Smirnov
Velikay Yektania - The Great Litnany
Molitva Iisusova, Jesus Prayer - A. Schnittke
Angel Vopiyashe, The Angel Cried - P. Chesnokov
- Album - Russian Church Music
Glasom moim (With my Voice)
Plotipu usnuv (Having Fallen Asleep)
Milost' mira (For the Mercy of Peace)
Na ryekakh vavilonskikh (By the Rivers of Babylon)
Let My Prayer Arise
Glory to God in the Highest
- Album - Slavyanka Russian Favorites
Farewell, Slavic Women
- Album - Russian Old & New
- Album - With Love from the Balkans and Caucasus
Alleluia - Byzantine chant
In Thy Kingdom
I Av Nana
Vocalise - Komitas
Alleluia - Mocranjac
Budi imya Gospodne - Mocranjac
Milost Mira and Tebe Poyem - Kompanyeski
Surp - Komitas
Shen Khar Venaki
Otche Nash - Licina
Ne Sedi Djemo
Tsmindao Khmerto - Georgian Chant
Lezginka - arr. Zharov
Kristos I Medj - Komitas (Armenian)
Lashkruli - trad.
Jovanko Jovanke - trad. Macedonian
- Album - Little Odessa, movie soundtrack
G. Sviridov - Love is Sacred. Veronica Bell, Soprano, Slavyanka Russian Male Chorus
G. Sviridov, REVEILLE, Slavyanka Male Chorus
- Album - Konstantin Shvedov: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Vidyekhom Svyet Istinny - Da ispolnyatsya usta nasha...
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Priidite, poklonimsya (O come, Let Us Worship)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Vo tsarstvii tvoyem (In Thy Knigdom)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Dostoino yest' (It Is Meet)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Ne imamy inyya pomoshchi (We Have No Other Help)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Malaya yektenia - Budi Imya Gospodne - Konyets Liturgia...
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Zaupokoinaya yektenia (Litany for the Dead)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 40: Velikaya yektenia (The Greater Litany)
- Album - Slavyanka in Concert
Behold, Bless the Lord
- Random Selections from Concerts, Events and Chorus Tours
* Slavyanka Tour of Soviet Union in 1986 (Note: errors within the recording referring to 1996)
*Slavyanka Women's Chorus: Winter Medley of Eastern European Carols
*Hark I hear & Abide with Me. Two Christian hymns performed by The Slavyanka Russian Chorus in St. Petersburg, Russia on 2016 Concert Tour.
*Viva la Mor and Shenandoah two American Songs performed by The Slavyanka Men's Russian Chorus
*On Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM Pacific Time, Slavyanka Chorus hosted an evening webinar with one of the world’s most respected scholars of Russian liturgical music, Dr. Vladimir Morosan. This was an extraordinary opportunity to dive deep into the heart of the Russian musical tradition through the lens of Orthodox Holy Week. We are pleased to share a full recording of the webinar with you here: Welcome Dr. Morosan.