Christmas in July

Nadia Tarnawsky

OVERVIEW

ticket price

Free

RUN TIME

60 mins

VENUE & STAGE

Playhouse Square

Miller Classroom

SHOW TIMES

7/25 @ 6:30pm
7/26 @ 7:45pm
7/27 @ 6:00pm

DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

Local

Recommended For

All Ages

GENRE(S)

Workshop/Materclass

CONTENT WARNING

N/A

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SYNOPSIS

Connect your body to your voice in this workshop and learn to sing some Ukrainian Christmas and winter carols. It’s so much more than “Carol of the Bells”! The Ukrainian winter caroling tradition asks that carolers sing at every home and to every member of the household.  The songs are sung to help bring forth good health and a bountiful harvest.  This workshop is open to singers of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and levels of experience.  All songs will be taught in the oral tradition. Ability to read Ukrainian or musical notation is not required and some of the time in the workshop will be spent on the vocal technique used to create the folk singing style.

Nadia Tarnawsky

Nadia Tarnawsky, workshop leader

Nadia Tarnawsky

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Additional Info

Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for over three decades. She spent 10 months in Ukraine as a recipient of a Fulbright award. In 2002 she received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship which allowed her to travel to Ukraine to collect folk songs and folklore. She has taught Ukrainian village style singing in workshops for the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York city, Village Harmony in Vermont and Oregon, the Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco, and the Trendafilka Ensembe in New Orleans among others. In 2011 she received a Traditional Arts Fellowship from Artist Trust and an Artist Support Residency from Jack Straw Productions. She sang under the tutelage of Yevgeny Yefremov with Ensemble Hilka of New York in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster in Ukraine. A recording of this repertoire was released on the Smithsonian Folkways label. She is also a member of Apollo’s Fire, Cappella Romana and Trobár.

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Song Embroidery: BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival 2022 - Photo © Bob Perkoski, www.Perkoski.com
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