Workshops and Presentations


Thursday, August 7
First Unitarian Church
1187 Franklin St., San Francisco

Vocal Master Classes and Panel Presentation on Russian Choral Music
“Come, Sing, Listen and Learn “

5:30p.m. – 6:45 p.m.- Three Vocal Master Classes:

“The Secrets of the Russian Bass”

A Master Class for basses by Mikhail Svetlov, Bolshoi Theater and Metropolitan Opera soloist.

“Counter Tenor and Mezzo Soprano: the Same and Different”
A Master Class for contra tenors and mezzo sopranos by Andrei Nemzer, winner of Metropolitan Opera competition (2012)

“1,2,3- Sing!”: A New Vocal Method for Singers
A Master Class for all voices by Alexander Prokhorov, Artistic Director and soloist of the Commonwealth Lyric Opera, Boston, and internationally recognized voice instructor

For further information and a registration form for the master classes, please contact

7:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. – Presentations on Russian Choral Music

“Historical Observation on Russian Choral Music” – speaker TBA
“Liturgical Traditions in Russian Choral Music” – speaker TBA
“Dmitri Bortniansky and the Russian Baroque” — Marika Kuzma
“1,2,3- Sing” a presentation of new vocal methods and book — Alexander Prokhorov

(two further speakers to be confirmed)

This presentation open to the public and is offered at no charge. We particularly encourage choral and choir directors, choral singers and music students to attend