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Renowned Russian Choir to Perform on California's Sonoma Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2012 – The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Choir, one of the most famous choral ensembles in the world, will bring traditional folk songs and dance from a variety of regions of Russia to California’s Fort Ross on July 28th and 29th. The exclusive appearance is a part of Bicentennial Cultural Heritage Day celebrations at Fort Ross when its rich history and diverse cultural traditions are commemorated and rejoiced. The performers will entice the audiences with striking singing, interective folk dances accompanied by accordions, zhaleyka, balalaika and other folk instruments.

"The Pyatnitsky Choir performance at Fort Ross highlights the importance of enhancing cultural connectios between Russia and the United States," said Olga Miller, Director of the Renova Fort Ross Foundation; "It is especially significant in the light of Fort’s Bicentennial Anniversary in 2012."

The Pyatnitsky Choir is a leading Russian folk ensemble established by Mitrofan Pyatnitsky in 1910 with a small group of farmers from the regions of Central Russia. Today, the Pyatnitsky Choir represents a complex creative team consisting of the choir, the dancing group and the orchestra. The choir has been awarded numerous international awards.

This initiative is made possible thanks to the Renova Fort Ross Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, with support by Fort Ross Conservancy. The Renova Fort Ross Foundation is a public charitable foundation established in 2010 by the Renova Group of Companies, a leading Russian business group, to provide support to California’s Fort Ross State Park. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the preservation and raise awareness of Fort Ross State Historic Park.

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For further inquiries, please contact:
Olga Miller
Director, Renova Fort Ross Foundation  
(212) 257-6448 

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