Yesterday, Russia celebrated its annual Victory Day, in honor of the 63rd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. 27 million Russians were killed in WWII. Also yesterday, in America, specifically Big Wild Anchorage, something equally impressive happened. The Russian American Colony Singers (RACS), a creative vocal ensemble led by Zlata Lund, presented Echoes of WWII in honor of American veterans of war.
Kudos to RACS for a heartfelt and highly entertaining multimedia presentation. Echoes of WWII was brilliantly narrated by Colonel Suellen Wright Novak, USAF, retired of the Alaska Veterans Memorial Museum. Cheers to the featured guests Wade Hampton-Miller, the Russian folk dance group Sudarushki, Jean Sanders, accompanist Janet Carr-Campell, and the vocal ensemble and soloists (Justin Birchell, Tim Fosket, Gunnar Knapp, Leo Grinberg). RACS … You Rock. And we salute you!
To learn more about RACS click here or on the link in our Blogroll
Click here to listen to RACS singing O Magnum Mysterium.