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KITKA – Wintersongs

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

KITKA
Wintersongs
Shira Cion, Director 

Seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions.

Wintersongs is Kitka’s critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power or community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season. Eastern Europe’s geographic position as a crossroads between Europe and the Orient has produced an astonishingly rich and varied array of seasonal musical rituals. Kitka’s program features songs ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian Alilos (hallelujahs); to Yiddish songs for Chanukah. Traditional pieces will be woven together with new folk song arrangements and original compositions by Kitka members and contemporary American and Eastern European composers, all inspired by the customs, beauty, and mystery of wintertime.

Details

Date:
December 21, 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performance/kitka-friday-december-21-at-8-pm/

Organizer

Old First Concerts
Phone:
415-474-1608
Email:
info@oldfirstconcerts.org
Website:
oldfirstconcerts.org

Venue

Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Phone:
(415) 474-1608
Website:
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org