Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shyrma(Shirma), Ryhor

Ryhor Ramanovich Shyrma(or Shirma)(1892-1978), Belarusian(Soviet) choir conductor and folklorist, studied at a teacher's college, taught at a High School, led choirs in Vilnius. He organized and led the Academy's Choir of Belarus. He was decorated as "People's Artist of USSR(1955)". He collected folk songs and published over 200 Belarusian folk songs.

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