We Stand With Ukraine

Like many others, the members of the Golosa Russian choir are deeply saddened by the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and the reprehensible use of deadly force against its people for the sake of idiotic political grandstanding.

Russia has always been good to us. We love the countryside, the music, and most of all our friends who for over 20 years have welcomed us into their homes as family. And we know that they too are aggrieved — if not surprised — at the contemptible actions of their national government.

To anyone reading this message: We stand in solidarity with those citizens of both Ukraine and Russia who oppose the human tragedy currently unfolding in Ukraine.

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.