Voices from Russia

Sunday, 27 August 2017

27 August 2017. Bright Moments in the Russian Diaspora… Sergei Zharov… He Kept the Flame Alive in a Dark Time

******

________________________

The Don Cossack Chorus needs no introduction from me. It helped to keep the flame of Russian culture alive here in the diaspora. We preserved our culture here due to the presence of such people as S A Zharov and Metropolitans Leonty Turkevich and Anastasy Gribanovsky. There are those who’ve succumbed to the siren-song of the West… they sold out for transitory material gain… however, many of us haven’t, and the exemplary example of our forebears strengthened our resolve to keep to the proven path of our ancestors.

Вечная память to all of our fathers and mothers… we’d be nothing without them…

BMD

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Famous Russian-American Musician Lawrence Havriliak Passes… Вечная ему память!

00 Lawrence Havriliak. Russian musician. 29.08.13

******

______________________________

Lawrence Havriliak, 86, a lifelong resident of Spring Valley NY, passed away on 25 August 2013. Born on 25 August 1927 in Spring Valley to the late Rev John and Mary Havriliak, his loving wife, June, and his sons, Damian, Mark, and Roman, and 8 grandchildren survive him. A graduate of Spring Valley High School and American International College, he was a veteran who spent two years in Berlin as a translator in the US Army during and after World War II. Larry toured Europe as a tenor with the world-renowned Serge Jaroff Don Cossack Choir in 1953. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, and gave much of his life to the Church as a choir director. Calling hours at Sniffen-Sagala Funeral Home, Spring Valley NY, on Friday, 30A August, from 14.00-16.00 EDT, and from 19.00-21.00 EDT. Pannikhida at the funeral home on Friday at 20.00 EDT. Service on Saturday, 31 August, at 10.00 EDT at 10.00 EDT at St John Russian Orthodox Church, Church Street, Spring Valley NY.

Вечная ему память!

BMD

Saturday, 8 September 2012

8 September 2012. Video. On the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino… the Don Cossack Chorus Singing “Borodino”

The Struggle for the Bagration Strongpoint

Aleksandr Averyanov

undated (2000s)

******

______________________________

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

21 December 2011. Video. Don Cossack Chorus Sings “Stille Nacht” in the Original German

German soldiers in Afghanistan at a holiday party… spare a thought for those in foreign parts due to wars… pray for their safe return… and soon!

******

******

Catholic Christmas is creeping up upon us… here’s some appropriate music. Serge Jaroff‘s Don Cossack Chorus sings Franz Gruber‘s Stille Nacht (Silent Night) in the original German language. My sincere good wishes to all my Western friends as they get ready to celebrate their holiday. с Богом! (s Bogom!) Go with God!

Trust me… the “rush” will be over soon enough… ENJOY the season…

BMD

Blog at WordPress.com.