Vito in Canto Women's Choir from the University of Economics, Yekaterinburg, RUSSIA, presented a concert on Tuesday, April 9 at West Potomac.
West Potomac High School's Choral Department hosted a Russian university women's choir during their concert tour to the United States. The choir, Vito in Canto, performed a free concert on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in West Potomac's Springbank Auditorium
The 27 member choir, ages 20-23, along with their conductor Yuly Kopkin, assistant conductor Olga Malakhova, and accompanist Stanislav Sitnikov, were in the United States as part of a cultural exchange between Radford University and the Ural State University of Economics, Yekaterinburg Russia. During their visit to Washington DC, the women and their conductors were housed for two evenings in the homes of WP choir members. Vito in Canto choirs have won several awards at international festivals and competitions.
Vito in Canto's concert at West Potomac included sacred works by Russian, U.S. and European composers, folk music, works by contemporary composers, African-American spirituals and hymns.
See the attached link to see the Highbridge Voices Facebook Page, you can see a video of Tshotsholoza from Friday.
On Tuesday, February 12, choirs from West Potomac High School, Carl Sandburg Middle School, and Elementary schools in the West Potomac Pyramid participated in a wonderful music program for parents and administrators.
Photography by Laura Marshall