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

The Yale Slavic Chorus will bring its mix of music from Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Russia and Ukraine to City Hall for a free a cappella concert at noon Friday, March 16, in the Rotunda.

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. The performing group is in the Twin Cities for concert that was held March 12 at The Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis and to connect with the Twin Cities’ Slavic community.

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

 

Published Mar. 14, 2012