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Harriman Institute




Concert. Rachmaninoff’s The All Night Vigil and other Chamber Works

Important Note

This event is for CUID card holders only. Attendees must be in compliance with Columbia University’s health protocols for returning to campus. Valid CUID card, valid green pass, and face covering are required for admittance.


The Harriman Institute and the Barnard Music Department present a performance by the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers conducted by Gail Archer. The program features The All Night Vigil, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 1915 composition that incorporates liturgical texts of the Russian Orthodox Church (performed by the Barnard-Columbia Chorus), as well as chamber works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Balakirev, Ippolitof-Ivanov, and Leontovich (performed by the Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers). This event is part of the Harriman Institute’s 75th Anniversary Celebration.



$5 Students/Seniors
$10 Adults

Tickets can be purchased for cash at the door.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Harriman Institute (12th floor International Affairs Building) Monday–Friday, 9:30am–5:00pm, from Alla Rachkov (1217 IAB) or Carly Jackson (1212 IAB). Email Carly Jackson for more information.


The Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir

Conducted by Gail Archer, the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir includes members of the entire university community—undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and alumni—and annually presents the traditional Columbia Candlelight Concert in St. Paul’s Chapel in December and a spring concert in April. The choir has joined forces with orchestras to perform masterworks by composers from Monteverdi to Stravinsky. All voice parts are welcome after an informal audition. More Info >


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