Golosa at 20: A Journey

Golosa Retrospective


It’s hard for us to believe, but Golosa wrapped its 20th season just before our third choir trip to Siberia this summer.

In celebration of this anniversary, we invite you to a special event that is part concert, part art exhibit, and part good-old Golosa good times. We will trace the history of the ensemble, the friends we have made, the songs and stories we have learned, and the family we have become—which includes you. This immersive event will capture our experience of performing and living Russian folk music and draw you into it, whether you have followed us for 20 years or are seeing us for the first time.

There will be singing, of course, but such an experience also demands food and drink, and why not multimedia displays, storytelling, games, and prizes, too? Attendance is limited, so mark your calendars and get your tickets soon.


Golosa at 20: A Journey
December 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
One Museum Park East, Chicago

$20 tickets are available online at the link below. Admission will include plenty of finger foods to keep you going, and audience members over 21 can enjoy a cash bar.



Golosá is Chicago’s one and only Russian folk choir, founded in 1997 at the University of Chicago. We sing sacred and secular Russian folk songs in a mixed-voice a cappella ensemble, and we perform all year long throughout the Chicago area. Auditions are generally held once a year, in the fall.

The ensemble is supervised by Artistic Directors Noel Taylor and Tamara Ghattas. Manager Lauren Makholm handles booking requests, and Kate Mooney is our University of Chicago liaison.

Please visit the events page for information on our future engagements. Even better, sign up on our mailing list so that you will be informed of all the choir’s performances and other activities.