Friday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Screening Room, Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL
Film screening: Happiness, Aleksandr Medvedkin, USSR, 1934
with live accompaniment by Golosa and pianist David Drazin


Our first local live performance of the season comes as part of a special event: In collaboration with the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago, we will provide live accompaniment for a screening of the 1934 Soviet silent film Happiness. Its tar-black humor is a perfect fit for our repertoire.

A panel discussion with invited film scholars will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public!


Please see the Film Studies Center’s event page for more information.


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.