Monday, May 12, 2008

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares May 18 + other upcoming events

Received from John:

Subject: Chicago: special discount tickets for Le Mystere des Voix
Bulgares, May 18; other upcoming events
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 12:20:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: balkanske igre

Dear Friends,
The world-renowned, Grammy-winning women's choir, Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares is on tour in the U.S. and will be performing in Chicago for one concert only:
Sunday, May 18, 4pm
St Clement's Church
642 W Deming Pl (1 block west of Clark, between Fullerton & Diversey)
Chicago, IL

Their music has been described simply as the most beautiful choral music in the world. Indeed, if you have like Goran Bregovic's Wedding and Funeral Orchestra's amazing female vocalists, e.g. "Cajesukarije-Cocek", then you know exactly what I mean as Le Mystere's choir (a/k/a Women's Choir of Radio-Television Sofia) sings
in exactly this style and is in fact the standard by which all such groups are judged. They are a delight with clear, powerful yet nuanced voices sung in a capella style with no electric guitars, drum machines, or circus gimmicks...just pure music.

The normal price for the concert is $40 at the door, $35 in advance, but as unpaid volunteers helping the producers of this concert, we have arranged for a limited block of specially discounted tickets for our friends, associates, and enthusiasts of Balkan music for $25. To make a reservation for these tickets or get them directly from us while the limited supply
lasts, please contact

You may also reserve tickets by writing to

Note that the newspaper ads in the major media and in the Bulgarian language newspapers may still refer to the full price, but you can take advantage of this special, limited time discounted offer from us. Please forward to your friends, family, and anyone else potentially interested in this concert. Offer good while supply lasts, so do not delay.

Also., we are planning to invite the choir for dinner at a Bulgarian restaurant. If you are interested in joining us, please advise so that we may include you in the reservation. We are suggesting a small donation to help pay for the choir's dinner.

Here is a summary of upcoming Balkan music and dance events in the Chicago area:

May 18, 2008 Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, St Clement CHurch, 642 W Deming, Chicago
May 24, 2008 SS Kiril & Metodij celebration, Hinsdale, IL
May 28-31, 2008 Chicago Turkish Festival, Daley Center
May 29, BG Language dinner w/Fulbright Fellows & members of Ens. B.I.
July 10, 2008 SummerDance, music by Slavic Soul Party!, dance instruction John/Galia
July 11, 2008 Martin Koenig Bulgarian photo exhibit, Cultural Center, 78 E Washington
July 12, Slavic Soul Party!, Martyrs on Lincoln (21 years of age and over only)
July 18, 2008 Orch Boban/Marko Markovic, SummerDance
July 19, 2008 Orch Boban/Marko Markovic, Pitchfork Fest
September 2008. Chicago World Music Festival, including "Kabile" bitov orchestra
October 17, 2008 Orchestra KAL, Serbian Rrom orchestra, Old Town School of Folk Music
March 20-22, 2009. 44th Anniversary Spring Festival, International House, 1414 E 59th St, Chicago


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