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The Millies In Concert

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Friday, April 28th, 2017
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

INCLUSIVENESS SOMETIMES WEARS A TAFFETA PARTY DRESS IT TAKES GUTS TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE, AND THREE VICTORIA WOMEN ARE DOING JUST THAT. THEY THRILL AUDIENCES WITH COMPLEX, ACROBATIC, DENSE HARMONIES SUNG “COMPLETELY NAKED”— WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS OR ACCOMPANIMENT OF ANY KIND— AND BY SOME DARK MAGIC, THEY DO IT ALL WITH ONLY THEIR VOICES... AND AN AMPLE DOSE OF ATTITUDE.


IT’S BOLD ENOUGH THAT THE MILLIES PERFORM THEIR ORIGINAL, VIRTUOSO-LEVEL ARRANGEMENTS WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT, BUT THEY ARE ALSO “WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE” (69, 56 AND 48, RESPECTIVELY) WHO AREN’T AFRAID TO PUT THEMSELVES ON STAGE IN A CABARET-STYLE, THEATRICAL, AND SENSUAL WAY— PROVING THAT SASSINESS AND SEX APPEAL DOESN’T HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE.


WEARING MATCHING TAFFETA PARTY DRESSES AS A TONGUE-IN-CHEEK NOD TO THE GOLDEN ERA OF VINYL RECORDS, THE TRIO CREATE THEIR MAGICAL, RED-VELVET-LAYER-CAKE HARMONIES, AND AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES SWOON. INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CHORAL COMPOSER STEPHEN HATFIELD, WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S GOLD MEDAL, CONSIDERS HIMSELF THE “FOURTH MILLIE,” AND EXPERTLY ARRANGES ALL OF THE GROUP’S MATERIAL, WHICH RANGES FROM OBSCURE 40S RADIO ADVERTISEMENTS TO 70S SOUL HITS. THE MILLIES HAVE “STRUCK A CHORD,” IT SEEMS; ACCLAIM AND ENTHUSIASM BEAM AT THEM, WHATEVER THE CONTEXT.


AS A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY, THEY WILL PERFORM A BENEFIT SHOW AT HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28. ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO VICTORIA HOSPICE.


CONTACT: ELIZABETH ADILMAN, 250-589-9534, EADILMAN@GMAIL.COM


Get your tickets HERE.


WEBSITE: THEMILLIES.CA

Cost: Adult: $20.00
Category: Concerts | Music
    Jazz
Everything Else
    Benefit | Fundraiser
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Singles
More Info: Elizabeth Adilman
eadilman@gmail.com
2505899534
Event Website
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