Grasslands by Ethnic Dance Theatre
Whether known as steppes, prairies, savannahs, or pampas, the grasslands of the world cover 25% of the earth's surface. In their fall concert series, Grasslands, Ethnic Dance Theatre and the EDT Orchestra, along with guest artists Mila Vocal Ensemble, take you on a journey through the temperate grasslands of Croatia, Argentina, Poland, Romania, Ireland, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Bulgaria.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00pm
The E.M. Pearson Theatre, Concordia University
312 Hamline Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Adults $25, Seniors and students $22, Children (12 and under) $10
Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the E.M. Pearson box office up to one hour prior to each show.
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Mila Vocal Ensemble
Three appearances on A Prairie Home Companion
Now booking for the 2017 and 2018 performance seasons (click to hire Mila)
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"Mila sings chords that Lutherans do not have in them. You would have had to stay out of church for a long time to be able to learn this music." Garrison Keillor
Mila is a professional women's vocal ensemble grounded in the harmonic traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia. The ensemble typically performs a cappella at concerts, vocal and cultural workshops, festivals, schools, churches and corporate and private events. The group also collaborates with instrumentalists and dancers, for special performances.
Members of Mila are enthusiastic students of vocal styles, rhythms, harmonies, languages, history and geography, as expressed in the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Through music, Mila celebrates the beauty of these cultures.
The name "Mila" has tender connotations including "love" and "dear one" in many of the languages represented by its repertoire. It is also a common women's name in several Eastern European countries.
Mila's singers hail from unique musical backgrounds and have studied with renowned vocalists and instrumentalists from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia.
Mila is: Carol Bauer, Sarah Callahan, Karen Howard, Lotta Kiuru-Ribar, Kristi Larson, Laura Lentz Landstad, Abby Morrisette, Marie Rule, Phala Tracy, Jana Stow Velo, Carol Wahl.
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Mila logo by Jim Dryden.
Mila photo by Larry Morrisette.
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