Golden Gates presented program about Russian Traditions and Culture to the FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Golden Gates and Moscow Nights presented a program on Russian Culture, Dance, Songs and more to the

Metropolitan HILARION, Eastern America and New York Diocese, 
FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

Vladika Hilarion gave blessings to the group to do same program for many Russian Communities in America and everywhere else.

It was a rear opportunity and honor that we got and hope that Orthodox Brothers and Sisters in US and elsewere will open doors and hearts to youth from Russia.

Bring piece of Russia, soul and traditions, religion and history to your community.

Call us: 216-214-0828


Golden Gates in Port Clinton, Ohio visiting with friends from Rotary Club and Fun at Cedar Point

from Port Clinton, Ohio USA

My name is Richard Renn and my wife Elaine and I today, are hosting a Russian dance troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia. Tonight will be their third day with us before they travel to Cleveland, Ohio in the morning. Vitaliy Bezrodnov is the leader and he has three young men and three young women with him.

Vitaliy and “Sam” were in Port Clinton a few years back when they entertained our Port Clinton Rotary Club. Vitaliy‘s troupe also had entertained at a different time, a local church congregation of Firelands Presbyterian Church and a large crowd at the Lakeside Association, a summer retreat community for Methodists (East Ohio United Methodist Conference).

On Monday, the 20th, these gifted dancers performed for a large crowd at the Port Clinton Yacht Club, then, on Tuesday, they danced for our Rotary Club. Today, the 22nd, they are enjoying a day at one of the world’s great amusement parks, CEDAR POINT, some 18 miles from our home.

What a joy it is to host these young foreign nationals who have made it their mission to introduce and reintroduce Russian folk dancing from over one thousand years to American audiences whom have never seen this art form for themselves in Russia. My wife and I were in St. Petersburgin 1993 and saw a folk dance recital. We are still excited every time we have the opportunity to see these wonderful dances performed. These talented student dancers with us this week are perfect examples of what good “cultural exchanges” do for all citizens of every country. Vitaliy mentioned that an American children choir from Cleveland, Ohio “Singing Angels” performed in St. Petersburg in the Summer of 2010. Vitaliy was a facilitator for their program and Activities in Russia.

So, Elaine and I compliment everyone in St. Petersburg for their efforts to bring Russian historical dance to American audiences of all ages. We thank Vitaliy, Sam and other kids for all their hard work!

Richard Renn


Port Clinton Rotary Club


Mahoosuc Arts Council Brings Multicultural Experience to the Bethel, Maine. Jan 4-5, 2012

January 4 and 5 of 2012 Mahoosuc Arts Council is bringing Golden Gates for the performances at the Middle and High Schools for the Students and then, as part of  Performing Arts Series at the Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy.

Because Golden Gates very much supported by the Rotary Clubs across United States, we hope to meet rotarians from Rotary Club of Bethel, Maine

Actually Golden Gates group was hosted by the All Saints Academy of Polk County, in Central Florida earlier this year (2011).

Came as friends! Were greeted as friends!

Everyday for a week: Classed and Workshops

Audience participation is big part of it.

Class visits, dialogs about differences in Culture, Talks about Traditions, History, Geography, Arts and Music etc.

Questions & Answers

Performance for the different grades followed by evening program open to the parents and general public.

Made new friends. Tough about Russian Culture, tradition, Music, Instruments etc.

And Learned about American Culture.






Don’t you think it’s a good program?

Crystal Harmony is planned to perform at Sun Bowl of in Sun City, Arizona on Apr 1, 2012

Following successful performance of Moscow Nights at Sun Bowl, Arizona in 2009

      Crystal Trio, going to be a part of wonderful Concert Series in one of the most fantastic Places to perform – Sun Bowl.

Mark your Calendar and hear most unusual Music played by the Glass instruments.

Concert series organized by the Recreation Centers of Sun City.

Did  you know that:

Ben Franklin found simple beauty in simple tunes.

He played several musical instruments, including the violin, harp, and guitar.

His great interest in music lead him to build his own glass armonica.

This simple musical instrument was played by touching the edge of the spinning glass with dampened fingers.

The armonica’s beautiful tones appealed to many composers, including Mozart and Beethoven.

Read more about Glass Harmonica on Wikipedia

Golden Gates going to perform for few thousand students in Dalton, GA Feb 8-10, 2012

Group is coming back to perform for 12 schools, few thousand students, educational/multicultural Assemblys on Feb 8-10 of 2012.

Arrangements are made by the Arts in Education of Dalton, GA. We thank you Director Creative Arts Guild Renee’ Rector for those arrangements.

Creative Arts Guild – Arts in Education

This is return for the group after successfull Residency in Jan 2011.











Calhoun Rotary Club is supported this project and hosted the youth group from Russia for number of days. As appreciation Golden Gates presented program at the Calhoun School, open to the community. Thank you to Kyle Johnson for coordinating this visit.  Group hopes the repeat and improve this experience in Feb 2012.

Look in the Calendar for the updates.






Golden Gates Booked at Brasstown, North Carolina – Feb 12, 2012

Looking forward to come back to the wonderfull Community of Brasstown, North Carolina.

Feb 12th, 2012 is the date. Concert going to be as usual around noon.

Thank you to the Brasstown Concert association, John C. Campbell Folk School and our old time friends Rose Marie & George Kelischek. All Artists that had chance to come to Brasstown had great time to learn about George and his company

George Demonstrating his instruments