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We're grateful to have such an active and established alumni assocation. Please check out the Yale Russian Chorus Alumni website here!
And you can click here to watch the latest joint concert of the alumni and the current chorus.
Hometown Burlington, Iowa Joined Fall '17
Zach is a Sillimander in the class of 2021. Although this is only his first year at Yale, Zach has already made lots of friends. He loves to play soccer with them in the afternoon, have late night conversations with them during the week, and then beat them at Avalon on the weekends.
Hometown Prague, Czech Republic Joined Fall '17
Ladislav is a history and English double major, a lover of foreign languages, and certainly more sophisticated than you. Before class, you can find him maintaining his curls and wooing acquaintances with his charming demeanor. After class, you can catch him at ballroom dancing or acting in German theatre.
Hometown Chapel Hill, North Carolina Joined Fall '17
Raymond is a competitive jump roper who also enjoys long walks on the beach, card games, and freshly laundered clothing with a hint of lavender!
Hometown Richmond, Virginia Joined Fall '15
Connor is the perfect Jonathan Edwards College student. He majors in Classics, plays the baroque harpschichord, collects stamps, and chaired Yale's Conservative Party. And when it comes to recruiting members for the YRC, none surpass him.
Hometown Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania Joined Fall '16
Lance is an amateur contortionist who enjoys spending time in Siberia.
Hometown Carlisle, Massachusetts Joined Spring '17
Alaric's glasses perscription is +10/+9, but he's most proud to be the President of the YRC. Alaric is a math and philosophy major.
Hometown Esopus, New York Joined Fall '16
Henry is a junior in Branford College and a double major in economics and East Asian Studies. Outside the YRC, he spends his time marching out of step with the Naval ROTC and getting pummeled while playing for the Yale rugby team.
Hometown Beaver, Pennsylvania Joined Spring '18
Josh is a member of Pierson College.
Hometown Houston, Texas Joined Fall '16
Hometown Kiev, Ukraine Joined Fall '17
Beau's journey with Slavic music began under the tutelage of Nadezhda Viktorovna, his beloved Russian teacher of many years. From her, Beau learned to love the ability of Russian music to so clearly convey strong and deep emotion, and he knows that you will be moved when you hear us sing.
Hometown Bay Area, California Joined Fall '17
Michael's favorite Tchaikovsky piece is his Piano Concerto No. 1. In his opinion, Van Cliburn has the best interpretation. Despite being ten miles away from the San Francisco Bay, Michael despises seafood. He prefers Adam's special punch and playing Avalon with the Yale Undergraduate Avalon Club every Friday night in the Silliman Buttery. If you want the best memes, Michael knows them all.
Hometown Goshen, Indiana Joined Spring '17
Brooks is a music and economics double major who learned to love Russian music while learning the Russian language. If he had spare time, he'd spend it playing chess, singing opera, and watching professional darts.
Hometown Memphis, Tennessee Joined Fall '06
Adam is 5' 9", 127 pounds, and the best bass on this side of the Atlantic.
Hometown Cape Town, South Africa Joined Fall '16
Phillip grew up on a farm in South Africa, likes rugby, and enjoys cracking open a cold one with the lads. Gaming, of course, is also necessary. He is pre-med and majoring in cognitive science.
Hometown San Francisco, California Joined Fall '17
Micah is a first-year Saybrugian who hails from sunny San Francisco. Blissfully undecided about his major, he spends his free time managing tours for the YRC and working at the Native American Cultural Center.