Associated Students of Chico State on November 3, 1960 in the college auditorium. The group, now all United States citizens, was founded in 1927
by White Russian refugees, and have acquired an enviable artistic reputation all over the world. They are committed to the task of preserving
and acquainting the world with the traditional arts of their one time native land, and with their singing of music from the Orthodox Church
and Russian folk songs and Cossack dances they succeed admirably in recalling the atmosphere of Russia long ago.
most solemn to madcap gaiety. They can suggest the sound of church bells, passing soldiers or strumming guitars, as the theme of the song suggests.
They can even supply the mad, swirling rhythms of the Caucasian dance Lezginka. Originating in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia, the
chorus has been headed ever since by Mr. Nicholas Kostrukoff, who has acted simultaneously as chorus leader and administrator. Talking to this man
during intermission was more interesting than the actual performance. Although suffering from a bad cold, he still revealed an interesting personality.
Mr. Kostrukoff remembers coming to Chico State five or six years ago. Listening to the places his concerts have taken him almost makes Marco Polo
seem like a back yard adventurer. He stated the group now has sixteen long-play records on the market to further preserve their folk music. Most of
the members live in New York and are on the road nine weeks at a time. The photos here were taken during the actual performance."
in 1960. Five years later, in August of 1965, he would be killed in a plane crash while taking aerial photographs over Red Bluff, CA.)