March 14, 2019 7:30 pm
The Yale Slavic Chorus is a performance group comprised of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common passion for Slavic music. The Chorus sings a diverse repertoire that spans the traditions of Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia, among others. Though many members of the Chorus are not native speakers of Slavic languages, the Yale Slavic Chorus works extensively with native folk musicians and vocalists to practice accurate pronunciation and style. Founded in 1969, we are Yale’s oldest women’s vocal ensemble. Although primarily an undergraduate group, the Slavs, as we are affectionately known around Yale’s campus, also include other members of the Yale community. The Slavic Chorus has always been dedicated to maintaining musical vigor and excellence, seeking to empower women through song.
Relatives – Ian McLellan Davis and Katie Vogel – met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. In August 2018, they released their latest record, Strange We Fall, on Figure & Ground Records. For this performance, they will be playing as a full band, joined by bassist, Dandy McDowell (b o t) and drummer, Jason Burger (Witchduck).
Carmen Rothwell is an upright bass player whose current musical projects include Brooklyn-based bands Scree (with Ryan Beckley and Jason Burger), TRIO (with Andrew D’angelo and Allan Mednard) and VALES (with Asa Horvitz). She also has a solo recording project called Parenthetical Girl.
497 Rogers Ave
7:00 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation