Kibalchich Oct. 1936 in Fitchburg, Massachusets
to x M m a and a Boston S making inspection 15 a Science. Russia Choir Will Appear Here Oct. JOHN McCORMACK The first of the Fitchburg Celebrity Celebrity series, sponsored by the Fitchburg Fitchburg Smith College club, Rotary club and Rector's Service guild, be Oct 27 In Comings theater, the Russian Symphonic choir will present a colorful program Other events in the series have been planned to avoid inclement weather and include Jan Smetcrlin, concert pianist, on Nov. 24, John McCormdck, Irish tenor, Dec. 16, and Trudi Schoop and her comic ballet, April 22. Tickets for the entire course are now on sale by mail order to ^li^irc h p*aÂ»painsg QÂ£ thf populrjty ol the events, those wishing to buy subscriptions are advised to do so once in order to obtain best reser- v e ' 1OI13. ThÂ» Russian Synjphoa*e-Â«beur wilV be under the conductoiship ot Kibali-hich, one of the world's most noted choir leaders The present tour is the eighth season the choir has made a lour of the United presenting its colorful programs of sacred, smphomc and folk music Begun in Paris fully 15 years ago Bjsile Kibalchich who was then choir master at the Russian cathedral cathedral in Paris, the choir won great acclaim in Europe before coming to America Since its first tour here, howevei, public demand has made it impossible to return to Europe and only its leader, Kibalchich, has returned sporadically to fulfil guest Conductor engagements. Today the Russian Smphonic choir has its definite niche m America's musical world, having come to be the group by which all others are judged T.-.? choir is a compact group of 10 more than 20 members, each voice having an important part to play in the interpretation of a number Mr Kibalchich selects his members with as much care as a conductor of a symphony orchestra selects each member of his orchestra orchestra Unlike most choral singing, which 11 uiually of a neutral tint, the work of these Russians has a colorful, dynamic quality and the entire effect is heightened by the beauty of the picture which they present as they walk upon the platform garbed in the most b e a u t and picturesque costumes of old Russia Indeed it is a vivid and colorful picture of all the glamour that was once Russia that this choir presents and when they start to one is quickly taken out of the work-a-day world and earned back to a dim but beautiful past The singing is all a capella and when came to arranging music for the choir, Mr Kiblachich orchestrated it rather than adapted it vocally since when he assembled his group he selected voices as though he were organizing an instrumental ensemble This original treatment ha* resulted in producing one of best choirs in the world.