Campanella Children’s Choir Takes Part in Alder Planetarium Ceremony10/17/2011
Wednesday, October 19th, Campanella Children’s Choir has performed at Adler
Planetarium’s ceremony of unveiling of Yuri Gagarin bust statue. The performance started at 9:45 AM. Campanella Children’s Choir performed pieces composed by classical and contemporary Russian
composers, and Russian folk songs.
Campanella Children’s Choir has been invited by the Executive Committee of Moscow Sister City
International to perform during the morning ceremony, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the
first manned space flight.
The whole day celebration at Adler Planetarium includes participation of the cosmonauts Boris
Volunov and Dimitru Doris-Prunaiu and other distinguished guests. General admission to Adler
Planetarium is free for Illinois residents on October 19th.
Artistic Director, Campanella Children’s Choir
Boris Volunov (former Russian Cosmonaut) flew on two Soviet space missions as part of the Soyuz program – Soyuz 5 (1969) and Soyuz 21 (1976). Volynov was the first Jewish cosmonaut and was a senior administrator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu (former Romanian Cosmonaut) was the first Romanian in space and completed an eight-day space mission on Soyuz 40 and Salyut 6 space laboratory. He served as president of the Romanian Space Agency from 1998 – 2004. He has held several positions within the European Union and the United Nations.