Yale Slavic Chorus to perform free a cappella concert at City Hall

The Yale Slavic Chorus will bring their mix of music from Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Russia and Ukraine to City Hall for a free a cappella concert at noon on Friday, March 16 in the rotunda. The performing group is in the Twin Cities to connect with the Twin Cities’ Slavic community and a March 12 concert at The Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.

The Yale Slavic Chorus is a women’s performing group who share a common interest in Slavic music. Most of the chorus, before coming to Yale, had very little experience with Slavic music, and most members do not speak any of the languages they sing in. The student-run, student-directed ensemble transcribes and arranges much of their own music and strives to maintain the tradition of dissonant harmonies, unusual rhythms and distinctive vocal qualities which make Slavic music unique. The repertoire of lyrical songs tells of love, marriage, work, war, country life and sorrow.

The performance was arranged through the Municipal Building Commission, the entity charged with operating, maintaining and preserving the City Hall and Courthouse building.

For more information about the chorus, visit www.yaleslavicchorus.com.

 

Published Feb 29, 2012