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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of June 19, 2017

Between the Kerrytown Concert House and the University Musical Society, an energized Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and dozens of smaller ensembles, Ann Arbor's classical music calendar has an opus for every taste. This category also includes choral music and a cappella groups.





 
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Monday


June 2017
 7 p.m. 

"24th Annual Summer Sings": UMS Choral Union.

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June 19 and July 10 & 31. All singers welcome to join this venerable local chorus and guest conductors for read-throughs of favorite choral works. Participants practice the more difficult parts of each night's piece and, after a break, sing it in its entirety, with regional professionals singing the solos. No auditions required; music provided (or bring your own, if you have it). Refreshments. Tonight: WMU choral activities director Kimberly Dunn Adams conducts Fauré's Requiem.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. $5 at the door only. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. 763-8997. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 7, 14, 19, & 26; July 10, 17, 20, 26, & 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.


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Tuesday


June 2017
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2017
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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All interested singers in all voice parts are invited to attend our open rehearsal from 7:30-9:30 pm. Nonmembers may attend up to two rehearsals before they are required to audition to continue as a member. It is not necessary to prepare a piece. The Arbor Consort is a semi-professional, nonprofit organization that performs a cappella Renaissance and Victorian era vocal music in period costumes. We are the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. For more information contact president@thearborconsort.org, visit our website www.thearborconsort.org, or see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheArborConsort/
Cavalry United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Ave. Free. president@thearborconsort.org www.arborconsort.org [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed., June 21-July 26. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 81-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

June 21: "It's Summertime." A celebration of the solstice with music by the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Elvis, and more.

June 28: "Fourth of July Celebration." A program of patriotic tunes.

July 5: Children's Concert. A program of music picked for kid appeal, including music from The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and other films, along with the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).

July 12: "Salute to Film and TV." The program includes movie and TV music from The Lion King to works by John Williams and Henry Mancini.

July 19: "Swingin' with Miller and Friends." A tribute to the Big Band Era, with music by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tin Pan Alley.

July 26: "Movie Heroes." A tribute to movie heroes including Indiana Jones, James Bond, Captain Sparrow, Hans Solo and more.

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8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


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Thursday


June 2017
 7 p.m. 

Voices in Harmony: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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Tecumseh Center for the Arts brings Pure Michigan to its stage this summer with their Black Box Summer Series scheduled for the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August at 7:00 PM. June 22 will feature Voices in Harmony, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a world-wide singing organization for women. Come kick off our summer series with this all female a cappella group plus TCA ice-cream social!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10. 517.423.6617. boxoffice@thetca.org http://www.thetca.org/ [map]



 8:30 p.m. 

"2017 DCI Tour Premiere": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of dramatic performances by 6 top drum corps groups from across the U.S.
8:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Rave (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 in advance at fathomevents.com/events/dci-tour-premiere-2017. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Rave).


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Friday


June 2017
 8 p.m. 

"Minifest: Music Beyond Words": Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 16, 23, & 25 (different programs). Well-known musicians and ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. Part of a larger festival that includes performances in several other towns (see greatlakeschambermusic.org for full schedule). Tonight: Cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Ran Dank perform a selection from Mozart's The Magic Flute; the San Francisco Friction Quartet perform's a new work by Will Healy; violinist and violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and pianist Dank perform Sean Shepherd's Dust; and the Friction Quartet and pianist Dank perform Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major.
8 p.m. (June 16 & 23) & 2 p.m. (June 25), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


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Saturday


June 2017
 7 p.m. 

Voices in Harmony.

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Tecumseh Center for the Arts brings Pure Michigan to its stage this summer with their Black Box Summer Series scheduled for the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August at 7:00 PM. June 22 will feature Voices in Harmony, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a world-wide singing organization for women. Come kick off our summer series with this all female a cappella group plus TCA ice-cream social!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10. 517.423.6617. boxoffice@thetca.org www.TheTCA.org [map]



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Sunday


June 2017
 2 p.m. 

"Minifest: Music Beyond Words": Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 16, 23, & 25 (different programs). Well-known musicians and ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. Part of a larger festival that includes performances in several other towns (see greatlakeschambermusic.org for full schedule). Today: Violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and pianist Ran Dank perform Stravinsky's Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée; the New England Conservatory ensemble-in-residence the Omer Quartet performs Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor; and the New York-based Trio Honoré and violist James VanValkenburg perform Fauré's Piano Quartet no. 1 in C Minor.
8 p.m. (June 16 & 23) & 2 p.m. (June 25), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 5 p.m. 

Tibetan Singing Bowls: The Himalayan Bazaar.

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All invited to lie on a mat while Tibetan singing bowls are played. The music is said to restore harmony and balance. Bring a mat and blanket.
5 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; reservations required by email to ofglobal@aol.com. 997-7229. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Maureen Choi Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Classically trained jazz violinist (and Ann Arbor native) Choi leads her band in improvisations that blend folkloric traditions of Spain, Cuba, and South America.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]






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