ORONO — Five young a cappella singers who approach traditional music in innovative, humorous ways will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine.
The Olga Vocal Ensemble combines enthusiasm, drama and comedy with vocal clarity and a unique sound. The international ensemble’s repertoire covers more than five centuries. The Dutch, Icelandic and Russian singers perform classical music as well as medieval Icelandic drinking songs and nostalgic hits.
Members of the Olga Vocal Ensemble are: Bjarni Guðmundsson, tenor; Jonathan Ploeg, tenor; Gulian van Nierop, baritone; Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson, bass-baritone; and Philip Barkhudarov, bass. In 2012, the young men founded the ensemble when they were studying at Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. In 2014, they recorded their first CD.
The singers and concert attendees are invited to a post-concert reception at Miller’s Café in the Collins Center for the Arts.
Tickets cost $35 for adults/seniors or $10 for students. For tickets, or more information, visit www.collinscenterforthearts.com or call 581-1755.