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Sharing Music and Friendship During the Cold War: The 1964 Soviet Union Tour of the Oberlin College Choir

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Terrell Main Library), Academic Commons
148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

An exhibit assembled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oberlin College Choir's 1964 tour of the Soviet Union, and mounted in conjunction with the Oberlin College Choir 1964 Russian Tour Reunion, November 15-17, on the Oberlin College campus.

In March and April of 1964, the Oberlin College Choir toured the Soviet Union and Romania as part of a cultural exchange program.  Directed by the legendary Robert P. Fountain, the choir charmed audiences with outstanding performances in such  such as Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and Bucharest.  Upon its return to the United States the choir gave an encore performance in New York.

The exhibit was assembled by the Oberlin College Archives, with assistance from Professor Tim Scholl, Kira McGirr of the Alumni Office, and members of the 1964 choir.

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Alumni Association, Administrative, Libraries, Archives



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Kira McGirr

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