Monday April 17th 2017
Princeton University Chapel
Tickets are $15 ($5 for students). Please call the Frist Box Office at 609-258-9220 or visit tickets.princeton.edu.
Any remaining tickets will also be available at the Princeton University Chapel two hours prior to the performance.
GLEE CLUB PRESENTS: LE MYSTÈRE DES VOIX BULGARES
On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:30PM, the Grammy Award-winning Bulgarian State Women’s Chorus—Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares—will be presented by Princeton University Glee Club at the breathtakingly beautiful Princeton University Chapel. The celebrated a capella group, consisting of twenty-four women dressed in traditional Bulgarian attire, will make their Princeton debut while on a rare, only month-long, tour of the United States. Renowned for several decades for generating “one of the most unique sounds in music…a breathtaking, otherworldly sound somewhere between the Muslim call to prayer and the Beach Boys” (The Guardian), the group has developed an international following across a wide range of musical genres, recording on the cult record label usually hosting rock bands such as Bauhaus and Pixies, and counting everyone from Abba to Kate Bush among their fans. Tickets for this singular performance are only $15 ($5 for students), available at tickets.princeton.edu, or at the Frist Center Box Office (609-258-9220).
The program offered by Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares spans everything from deep-rooted Bulgarian folk songs to unique, contemporary choral arrangements. A beloved icon of the music of Eastern Europe, the choir specializes in a remarkable—and eminently moving—harmony of blended intervals that sounds particularly distinctive to Western aural sensibilities. Hailed as “immediate and transcendent” by The New York Times, the ensemble’s performances are uniformly received as unforgettable and otherworldly. Their name, translating to “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices,” speaks to the ethereal, haunting quality inherent in their art.The Glee Club Presents concert series, launched in 2013, is an on-going concert series which invites distinguished choral groups from all over the world to perform with the Princeton University Glee Club. Having hosted Heinavanker, Estonia’s premiere a cappella ensemble, last fall, the series presents Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares as the final offering of the 2016-2017 season.