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Slavic Choral Christmas Concert

  • Church of The Nativity 240 Fell Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Slavic Choral Christmas Concert
with Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble
Friday, December 11, 7:30PM
Church of The Nativity, 240 Fell Street, San Francisco
$15 in advance, $18 at the door

The 12th annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert delivers a glorious tapestry of traditional carols and winter songs sourced from the rich textures of East European folk and sacred holiday music, sung and played in styles ranging from simple time-honored folk themes to sacred carols rendered in four-part harmonies.

Professional sand Community artists, dressed in authentic regional costumes, perform beloved seasonal repertoire from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Jewish traditional music from Eastern Europe, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine.

Concert-goers can arrive early to enjoy a complimentary glass of hot mulled cider or wine (grzaniec in Polish), as well as rich Polish hunters' stew (Bigos), and homemade pastries, priced by item, and may secure a seat under one of the hand-made stragany, the replica Christmas market stalls of Eastern Europe. A small folklore table offers holiday shopping opportunities including hand-crocheted tree ornaments from Poland.

The Slavic Christmas Concert is produced by Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble of San Francisco, in 2015 celebrating 40 years of community service. The mission of Lowiczanie is to entertain and educate audiences through presentations of traditional Polish folk and gentry's music, song and dance.