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Upcoming Events

Ethnic Dance Theatre's 40th Anniversary Concert Series

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season, the artists of Ethnic Dance Theatre will present choreographies and costumes from each decade of the company's repertoire. The company of dancers will collaborate with the EDT Orchestra, many members of which are McKnight Foundation and American Composers Forum award winners. Master vocalist Natalie Nowytski and Mila Vocal Ensemble will also share the stage.

Friday, June 27, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 29, 2014 2:00pm

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Purchase tickets online or by phone: 612.206.3600

See our upcoming events page for more details.

About Mila

Mila Vocal Ensemble
Three appearances on A Prairie Home Companion
Now booking for Fall/Winter 2014 (click to hire Mila)
Click for a sound sample.

"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, Debbie Ingebretsen, Kristi Larson, Laura Lentz, Abby Morrisette, Marie Rule, Priscilla Stillwell, Phala Tracy, Jana Stow Velo, Carol Wahl, Diana Yefanova.

Please be sure to visit our buy CDs page to hear sound clips.

Mila logo by Jim Dryden.
Mila photo by Larry Morrisette.


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.

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