Kibalchich in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sep.23, 1929

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Kibalchich in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sep.23, 1929 - Concert Will Bring Choir to Penn State Plans...
Concert Will Bring Choir to Penn State Plans for Oct. 26; C. D. of Many Weddings The Altoona Community Concert association has arranged the dates for the series of three concerts to be presented in the Senior High school auditorium this winter. The Russian Symphonic choir will appear Thursday. Thursday. October 31. Sylvia Lent, violinist, violinist, and Dr. Sigmund Spaeth will give ; a joint program on Tuesday. January January ;i, and Giovanni Martinelli. tenor, of the Metropolitan opera company, will present a concert Tuesday, April S. Tickts ror the series are now being mailed to all raid subscribers from I the association headquarters, and as en-was said during the campaign, no ! tickets will be sold at the door, at- at- I brother-tendance at each concert being i limited to those holding season ticke ". The Russian Symphonic choir, the - first attraction to be .resented this " season, is particularly fortunate in Its director. Basile Kebalichich. who ! has a long musical history of illustrious illustrious achievement behind him. Mr. Kibalchich was born in Tchernigoff. southern Russia, in the center of a region rich in folk-lore, folk-lore, folk-lore, folk songs - and choral singing. He showed musical "'. talent at an early ag? and at the - - age of 12 he was called upon to lead a large local choir, and a special . stand had to be built to accommodate 1 the young conductor. Liter. Mr. Kibalchich studied in the i - - Tiussia's greatest composers sino ... Tschaikowsky. He perfected himself oil the 'cello as his instrument but choral conducting still occupied his mind. In 1906 he was invited to lead . the most famous of Russia's choral -.- -.- -.- organization, the Archangeisky choir 21. of Petrograu. Six years later, he made a two years' tour of Russia as " conductor of the Choir of the Fetro-gal Fetro-gal Fetro-gal Conservatory of .Music and Z. . thus gained a national reputation. particularly for his original ideas in .r scoring for choral bodies. Z , In 1!'!2 Mr. Kibalchich accepted th? position as choir conductor at the j ."" Hussion Cathedral of Geneva. Swit- Swit- j --zcriand. --zcriand. --zcriand. and soon thereafter he be- be- ! U canto choir conductor of the Russian J - Cathedral in Pavis. It was at this;of - period of his life that he organized ; ...his first Russian Symphonic choir. ; Z'. ca!!od Realise ho tui:t it on t-'e t-'e t-'e j - . same lines as a symphony orchestra, i - lie began to tour Europe and in an., I at short time recognized pean press a-? a-? a-? one of by Cue Euro- Euro- the most ac- ac- comj .1 choral conductors before ' , i tae puj;:c. j , The choir which Mr. Kibalchich j i-tzin. i-tzin. offered to a New York audience six seasons :.go represented his supreme achievement in applying his principles o; choral singing. According to one j cere-New York paper, "Mr. Kibalchich i uses his voices axe so many w;nd instruments instruments and i ho sinking of his chorus resembles ome ideal sort of organ, whose widely varied qualities he attends to with an exquisite delicacy delicacy of registration." According to another, "The cliorus r.ot only sings but hums, and by means of fine gradations gradations of tone and accent oiten suggests suggests a string orchestra." "at : I ; i of j I v. These opinions of the New York press were unanimous and music iov- iov- ers wiil have an opportunity to j verify these opinion?, according to i which the Russian choir can be term- term- j ed as a human orchestra. ' ;;s

Clipped from Altoona Tribune23 Sep 1929, MonPage 3

Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pennsylvania)23 Sep 1929, MonPage 3
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