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UMS Concert Program, November 24, 1974: Soviet Georgian Dancers Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir --

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Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3913
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Soviet Georgian Dancers Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir
Sunday Afternoon, November 24, 1974, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Perkhuli (Holiday Dance)
Soloists: Elsa Kakhnyashvili Tareu. Meladze
Gordela Vocal Ensemble
You Are the Vine -Eleventhcentury hymn to Georgia's traditional staple -wine Halleluja -A seventhcentury chorale
Gandagan (Dance of Courtship)
Soloists: M. Khitiri and V. Ninidze and the entire Company
Introducing the Polyphonic Choir
Samshoblo (Motherland)
Chakrulo -A patriotic song
The Choir introduces Tzeruli with a song in praise of Queen Tamara
Tzeruli -Men's dance on toes, for which the Georgians are famous. Polyphonic Choir
Chela -A song of the oxcart driver bemoaning the loss of his sweetheart to a richer man. Odoya -An ancient worksong
Sabre Dance -Fencing in the mountain, the boys seek to win the affection of the girls with their skill.
Fifth Concert Ninetysixth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Programs 3913
Khorumi -War Dance of eighteenthcentury Georgia Gordela Vocal Ensemble
Kyrie-Eighthcentury chorale
Khasanbcgura -Sixteenthcentury yodeling song
Shepherds' Dance
Polyphonic Choir
Ei Vkhnem! (Song of the Volga Boatmen) The Firefly -Nineteenthcentury lovesong
Invitation to a Dance -This dance reflects the chivalrous nature of the Georgian and his respect for womanhood.
Polyphonic Choir
Song of Tbilisi -composed in 1958 by R. Lagidze and dedicated to the 1500th anniversary
of the capital of Georgia.
Mravalzhamier -ancient tablesong wishing everyone a long and healthy life.
Shejibri -Dance competition
Artistic Director: Anzor Kavsadze
Chiej Ballet Master: Revaz Khonelidze
Tour Director: Apollon Kipiani
Handel's Messiah
Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, at 8:30
Sunday Afternoon, December 8, at 2:30
Hill Auditorium
Donald Bryant conducting the 350voice University Choral Union with members of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Soloists: Elizabeth Humes, soprano; Barbara Windham, contralto; John McCollum, tenor; and Michael Devlin, bass
Mstislav Rostropovich
worldrenowned Soviet cellist in recital
Sunday Afternoon, January 19, 1975, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan Phone 6653717

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