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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of April 15, 2019

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


April 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"In This Broad Earth": U-M Concert Band.

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Courtney Snyder conducts this ensemble of music majors in contemporary American composer Robert Washburn's Concertino, MSU music fellow Elena Specht's Embers to Ash, H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana, and Persichetti's Celebrations, with the University Choir.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Tuesday


April 2019
 3 p.m.  Free! 

String Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Top string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Art Songs by African Diaspora Composers": U-M School of Music.

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U-M voice majors perform traditional and contemporary spirituals, art songs, and operatic repertoire. With pianist Kathryn Goodson.
7 p.m., 2058 Moore Bldg., 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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The Ann Arbor Camerata and Community Music School musicians are joined by the Boychoir of Ann Arbor in a performance of Thomas Tallis's renowned Spem in Alium, a stunning 40-part Renaissance motet composed for 8 choirs of 5 voices each that's perhaps now best known as the favorite song of the billionaire protagonist of Fifty Shades of Grey. The program also includes a performance by the Boychoir and the CMS Brandenburg Project. of excerpts from Giovanni Pergolesi's celebrated Stabat Mater. Other works TBA.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 663-5377. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Einstein's Dreams: Electronic Chamber Music": U-M School of Music.

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Michael Gurevich directs U-M performing arts technology students in their original multimedia electroacoustic works inspired by Alan Lightman's novel Einstein's Dreams.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Chip Davis Technology Studio, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Wednesday


April 2019
 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period costumes. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Tonight's rehearsal is particularly geared towards newcomers.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller. Free. president@thearborconsort.org. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tenebrae": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Deborah Friauff directs the St. Andrew's Adult Choir in the ancient monastic service inspired by the thought of the crucified Messiah's descent into the shadows of death. The program features Psalms and other texts alternating with choral responses by the 20th-century Anglo-Canadian composer Healey Willan.
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


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Thursday


April 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Beginning of Beethoven's Stylistic Changes": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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Former Herzen University (Russia) piano instructor Anthony Bonamici gives a lecture-demo on Beethoven's Grand Sonata.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

A2/C4: Jewish Community Center 3rd Thursday @ the J.

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This local clarinet quartet performs an eclectic program of classical to contemporary music. With Don Henig, Ralph Katz, Rebecca Pagels, and Carrie Ross.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by local entertainers.

Apr. 4: Chamber music by the U-M Blue Flute Choir.

Apr. 11: U-M Dance students from the first-year touring company.

Apr. 18: Broadway showtunes by San, Emily & Brian, a local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.

Apr. 25: Singer-songwriter Camila Ballario.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration, a depiction of an artist's life through delicate, warm orchestra colors. Also, Jennifer Higdon's rapid and glaring Light and Respighi's vivid Church Windows. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Friday


April 2019
 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yes, Mom, It's Just Like Pitch Perfect": U-M Amazin' Blue.

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This U-M student a cappella ensemble performs pop songs. With performances by other U-M student groups during intermission.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. $7 (students, $5). ab.biz@umich.edu. [map]


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Saturday


April 2019
 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


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Sunday


April 2019
 9 & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Easter Services: Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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On Easter Morning, April 21, 2019 Calvary Presbyterian Church will have a breakfast at 9:00 a.m. with Easter "Flowering the Cross" Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.
Calvary Presbyterian Chuch, 2727 Fernwood Ave. Free. 7349713121. calvarya2@gmail.com www.calvarya2.com [map]






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