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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of July 22, 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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Tuesday


July 2019
 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 Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
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]


 8 p.m. 

"26th Annual Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 23-26. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in classical art songs and cabaret songs.

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July 23: Minnesota-based self-accompanying soprano (and Rodgers protégé) Liz Pearse performs Poulenc's "Le Bestiaire" and other 19th- and 20th-century animal-themed art songs, along with the world premiere of U-M performing arts technology lecturer Christopher Burns' new "number opera," a multi-movement work exploring the beauty of mathematical equations.

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July 24: "Herz/Schmerz & Toujours L'amour: German Lieder and French Mélodies," a program of favorite German and French art songs. 8 p.m.

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July 25: "Sex, Drugs, and Opera Scenes," a program of melodramatic opera songs. 8 p.m.

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July 26: "Cabaret Schmabaret!!!" features cabaret songs. 8 p.m.

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8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. July 23: $5 suggested donation. July 24 & 25: free. July 26: Tickets TBA. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


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Wednesday


July 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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Community Sing: Ann Arbor Civic Chorus.

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July 10, 17, 24, & 29. All invited to join this local choir in singing an a cappella repertoire from Renaissance madrigals to Pentatonix-style contemporary songs. Themes include world folksongs (July 10), social justice (July 17), vocal jazz (July 24), and musical theater (July 29).
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10; preregistration required at a2civicchorus.weebly.com. jollys@a2schools.org, 994-2300. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"26th Annual Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 23-26. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in classical art songs and cabaret songs.

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July 23: Minnesota-based self-accompanying soprano (and Rodgers protégé) Liz Pearse performs Poulenc's "Le Bestiaire" and other 19th- and 20th-century animal-themed art songs, along with the world premiere of U-M performing arts technology lecturer Christopher Burns' new "number opera," a multi-movement work exploring the beauty of mathematical equations.

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July 24: "Herz/Schmerz & Toujours L'amour: German Lieder and French Mélodies," a program of favorite German and French art songs. 8 p.m.

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July 25: "Sex, Drugs, and Opera Scenes," a program of melodramatic opera songs. 8 p.m.

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July 26: "Cabaret Schmabaret!!!" features cabaret songs. 8 p.m.

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8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. July 23: $5 suggested donation. July 24 & 25: free. July 26: Tickets TBA. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. June 19-July 24. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 83-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 19: "On the March." With marches by Sousa, Mancini, Leroy Anderson, and 19th-century Czech military band conductor Julius Fucik, aka "the Bohemian Sousa." 8 p.m.

June 26: "Around the Band." Various band instruments are spotlighted performing songs composed especially for them. 8 p.m.

July 3: "American Celebration." Program of patriotic tunes. 8 p.m.

July 10: "Children's Concert." A program of music picked for kid appeal, including the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear). 8 p.m.

July 17: "Let's Fall in Love." A program of love songs, including tunes from Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story.

July 24: "Pop Icons." Musical tribute to Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Motown.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


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Thursday


July 2019
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Broadway Celebration": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Christopher Heidenreich directs this popular 80-piece band in favorite show tunes and overtures. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"26th Annual Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 23-26. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in classical art songs and cabaret songs.

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July 23: Minnesota-based self-accompanying soprano (and Rodgers protégé) Liz Pearse performs Poulenc's "Le Bestiaire" and other 19th- and 20th-century animal-themed art songs, along with the world premiere of U-M performing arts technology lecturer Christopher Burns' new "number opera," a multi-movement work exploring the beauty of mathematical equations.

.

July 24: "Herz/Schmerz & Toujours L'amour: German Lieder and French Mélodies," a program of favorite German and French art songs. 8 p.m.

.

July 25: "Sex, Drugs, and Opera Scenes," a program of melodramatic opera songs. 8 p.m.

.

July 26: "Cabaret Schmabaret!!!" features cabaret songs. 8 p.m.

.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. July 23: $5 suggested donation. July 24 & 25: free. July 26: Tickets TBA. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


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Friday


July 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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"26th Annual Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

July 23-26. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in classical art songs and cabaret songs.

.

July 23: Minnesota-based self-accompanying soprano (and Rodgers protégé) Liz Pearse performs Poulenc's "Le Bestiaire" and other 19th- and 20th-century animal-themed art songs, along with the world premiere of U-M performing arts technology lecturer Christopher Burns' new "number opera," a multi-movement work exploring the beauty of mathematical equations.

.

July 24: "Herz/Schmerz & Toujours L'amour: German Lieder and French Mélodies," a program of favorite German and French art songs. 8 p.m.

.

July 25: "Sex, Drugs, and Opera Scenes," a program of melodramatic opera songs. 8 p.m.

.

July 26: "Cabaret Schmabaret!!!" features cabaret songs. 8 p.m.

.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. July 23: $5 suggested donation. July 24 & 25: free. July 26: Tickets TBA. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


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Saturday


July 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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]






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