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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of April 23, 2018

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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April 2018
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). 665-9271. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by the Wartburg College Choir (Waverly, IA).
7 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering. 994-4455. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Academy Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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The Michigan trio of Michigan pianist Mary Siciliano, violinist Laura Roelofs, and cellist Stefan Koch was formed in 2015 to play 20th-century Austrian composer Richard Stöhr's Piano Trio in E flat major, a nostalgic, lyrical work firmly in the Viennese Romantic tradition of Schubert and Brahms. They've just released a recording of that piece, as well as the other work on tonight's program, Stöhr's Three Songs for Low Voice, Piano, and Cello. With guest vocalist Seth Keeton, a University of Utah voice professor.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$35 (students, $10). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]



April 2018
 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for visitors ($112 per cycle membership dues). 936-2660. [map]

 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). 612-7580. [map]



April 2018
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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The Arbor Consort, the official madrigal singing group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, is having open rehearsals for singers of all voice types interested in joining the group. Interested singers can come any Wednesday in March or April to learn more about us. Members will go on different weekends, August 18-Sept 30, to sing in small a cappella ensembles at the Michigan Renaissance Festival .
Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Avenue. Free. [map]



April 2018
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Apr. 5: Modern dance by the U-M Dance Department Freshman Touring Company. Apr. 12: Classical, folk, and popular music by the local trio San, Emily & Jacob. Apr. 19: Contemporary classical works by the Virginia-based duo of pianist Tracy Cowden and flutist Tabatha Easley. Apr. 26: Chamber music by ensembles from the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]



April 2018
 5 p.m. 

"Strung Together in Hope": Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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Young local musicians are joined by the Ann Arbor Camerata in a program highlighted by Thomas Tallis's Spem in Alium, a 40-part Renaissance motet centered around the theme of hope. Also, works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor. The program begins with an English tea including scones, quiche, English sandwiches, sweets, and more.
5 p.m. (concert begins at 7 p.m.), St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 306 Division. $125 (VIP seating, $150) in advance at Concert only, $20 (students, $10) in advance at [map]



April 2018
 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Whimsey": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in some famously whimsical pieces, including Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien, the "Jupiter" suite from Holst's The Planets, themes from such cartoons as The Simpsons and The Flintstones, and mambo hits from Tito Puente and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz.
3 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"An Easter Concert": St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

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Lucia Campbell conducts the adult and children's choirs in works by Beethoven, Handel and Vivaldi. With pianist Charles Berofsky.
3 p.m., St. Thomas, 530 Elizabeth. Free, but donations accepted. 761-8606. [map]

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