Mila Vocal Ensemble opens for Zedashe at Cedar Cultural Center
Monday, September 14, 2015, 7:30pm
Mila is honored and delighted to open for Zedashe Ensemble at The Cedar Cultural Center. Zedashe Ensemble is based in the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, Eastern Georgia, which has been home to the Kiziqian wine growers and warriors since ancient times. Their repertoire consists of ancient three-part harmony chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs from the Kiziqian region as collected from village song-masters and old publications, and folk dances from the region.
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Mila Vocal Ensemble
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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, Kristi Larson, Laura Lentz, Natasha Lucken, Abby Morrisette, Patti Paulson, Marie Rule, Priscilla Stillwell, Phala Tracy, Jana Stow Velo, Carol Wahl, Diana Yefanova.
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Mila logo by Jim Dryden.
Mila photo by Larry Morrisette.
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