Black Sea Treasures
Explore musical treasures of the Black Sea and surrounding areas, in a sight- and sound-spectacular presentation by Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT). This concert will incorporate traditional choreography, live music and award-winning costumes. The acclaimed EDT Folk Orchestra will perform all the musical sets, and guest artists Mila Vocal Ensemble will provide vocal music from Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:00pm
Ritz Theater, Minneapolis, MN
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Mila Vocal Ensemble
Three appearances on A Prairie Home Companion
Now booking for Spring/Summer 2013 (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: Sarah Callahan, Nikki Gunther, Debbie Ingebretsen, Kristi Larson, Sarah Larsson, Laura Lentz, Kerri Meyer, Abby Morrisette, Marie Rule, Priscilla Stillwell, Phala Tracy, Carol Wahl, Diana Yefanova.
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Mila logo by Jim Dryden.
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SUPPORT MILA: Mila Vocal Ensemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This means your generous donations to Mila are tax-deductible!
JOIN THE BABA POSSE!: Do you love Mila? Join the Mila "Baba Posse" and volunteer your time and expertise to help us grow. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of assignments. Check our volunteer page for current opportunities.
ATTENTION SINGERS: Mila is always looking for women with outstanding voices who love what we do. If you are interested in auditioning for Mila, please e-mail us to schedule a time. High and low voices are especially desirable, foreign language experience helpful.
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