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The Slavs sing with the Alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus!

October 30, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce an upcoming concert — we’ve been invited to sing with the Yale Russian Chorus Alumni Association next week: Sunday, November 10th, at 2:30PM. Join the alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus in Woolsey Hall for their 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, featuring over 100 men’s voices in Russian Liturgical, Folk, and Composed Song. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

YRCAA 60th Poster

Parents’ Weekend 2013!

September 17, 2013

Parents’ Weekend is approaching fast! We’ve been rehearsing and we’re so excited to sing for you; we can’t wait.

Come hear the Slavs on the 28th — we’ll be singing in Dwight Chapel, our old haunt. The concert starts at 6PM and should last about an hour. We suggest a donation of $5 from students and $10 from other members of the community.

Here is the Facebook event — please RSVP, we love to know how many faces to expect!

Congratulations to our New Slavs!

September 6, 2013

After another season of stellar auditions, we’d like to congratulate and extend a hearty YIK! to our newest members:

  • Amanda Crego-Emley, ’17
  • Charlotte Finegold, ’17
  • Claire Gottsegen, ’17
  • Sierra Janik, ’17
  • Nathalie Levine, ’14

Stay tuned as we update the Members page over the next few weeks with information about our newest Slavs. Also, thank you to everyone who came and auditioned! We enjoyed meeting and singing with all of you.

So You Want to be a Slav…

August 29, 2013

In case you missed our audition sign-ups, here’s your chance to get in on the action and find out how to join the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus!

First off, are you free on Saturday?

We’ll be holding auditions on Saturday, August 31st from about 10 am to 5 pm.

How can you sign up, you ask?

Just email our musical director, Justine Cefalu (, to secure an audition slot. We’ll work around your schedule to find a time within that window when you’re free and we’re available.

How long will this take?

Auditions for the Yale Slavic Chorus are short, fun, and unique. We’ll ask you to warm up with us, perform a rhythm exercise with us, experiment with the volume and tone of your voice, and sing a solo song of your choice that shows off your voice and that you feel comfortable singing.  All in all, it should take about 15-20 minutes.

What do goats eat?

Pretty much anything. Please feel free to email Justine with any other questions you might have. At/after the audition you’ll be informed of the next steps in the process and how our callbacks work.

We look forward to meeting with you and singing with you!