Join Mila Vocal Ensemble for an afternoon of songs and stories drawn from the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Thrill to the powerful voices and vocal gymnastics of Mila's a cappella ensemble as they present ancient songs from Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine, Croatia, Russia and Romania.|
Mila is a professional women's vocal ensemble committed to the authentic reproduction of vocal traditions from over 30 countries in over a dozen distinct vocal styles.
Mila's singers all hail from unique musical backgrounds and have studied with renowned vocalists from Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine. Mila owes its accuracy and authenticity to passionate research and rigorous training with native speakers and performers. This versatile ensemble typically performs a cappella but its well-rounded repertoire also makes collaboration with instrumentalists a natural fit. Mila performs at parties, corporate and private events, schools, festivals and churches and also leads vocal and cultural workshops.
The name "Mila" has beautiful connotations including "dear one," "love" and "celebration"in many of the languages represented by its repertoire; it is also a common women's name in many Eastern European countries. Through the integrity of its music, Mila celebrates the beauty of the world's cultures.
"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
This concert is in conjunction with the 2018-2019 Congo Concert Series at First Congregational UCC, Anoka. All seating is general admission.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anoka (View)
1923 N 3rd Ave
Anoka, MN 55303
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|