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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of December 9, 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


December 2019
 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Old West Side Christmas Hymn Sing-along: Treasuring Christ Church.

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All are invited for a night of singing our favorite Christmas hymns together in a fun yet reverent celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Take a step back into time and enjoy a glimpse into the past as we gather in one of Ann Arbor's oldest buildings, Hathaway's Hideaway. It is sure to be a favorite night for young and old alike. Children are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Event Time: 6:30 -8:00 pm
Location: 310 S. Ashley St. Ann Arbor
Event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for all attendees.
Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 S. Ashley St. Free. 919-671-0707. michael@tccannarbor.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-west-side-christmas-hymn-singalong-tickets-53109711577?aff=ebdssbdestsearch [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

String Quartets Final Term Recital: U-M Music School.

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Ensembles of music majors perform selections from string quartet masterpieces.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


10

Tuesday


December 2019
 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For meeting URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


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Wednesday


December 2019
 Noon  Free! 

"Freude und Freunde!": U-M School of Music.

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U-M professor Stanford Olsen directs music school vocalists and instrumentalists in selections from classical oratorios. With pianist Kathryn Goodson.
Noon, U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 17: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.

Oct. 19: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 23rd Annual Hometown Show.

Oct. 23: Echoes Concert with performances by the 6th-8th grade bands and the CHS Marching Band and color guard flag corps.

Oct. 29: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Dec. 11 & Feb. 19: Music Program. The Feb. program features music they performed at a district-wide festival.

Feb. 29: Co.C Showcase. Performance by the CHS Co.C show choir, along with choirs from several other Michigan high schools ($15; students, $10).

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7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Mozart's Symphony No. 32, and Bottesini's Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass, which features Cleveland Orchestra principal double bassist Maximilian Dimoff, a U-M music professor. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a pre-concert lecture in the lower lobby.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


12

Thursday


December 2019
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Performances by area musicians. Dec. 5: Seasonal works by the Counterpoint quintet. Dec. 12: 19th-century holiday music by the Dodworth Duo. Dec. 19: Traditional klezmer music by Klezmer R&D.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center. Free. 936-2787. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Debussy: Making Sound Visible": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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Moody Bible Institute (Chicago) piano teacher Hyewon Jung performs Debussy's Children's Corner suite, his 2nd book of Images, and Prelude no. 4 from his 1st book of preludes. Refreshments.
First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Out Loud Chorus: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Paul Clark directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in a program suitable for all ages.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Home for Christmas": Ypsilanti Community Choir.

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Ariel Toews-Ricotta directs the choir, accompanied by the Depot Town Big Band, in an eclectic program of seasonal choral music and big-band favorites. Preconcert and intermission music by the local jazz quartet BDQ.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Free. 481-9285. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Mad about Chamber Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M piano students perform classical chamber works TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free, but donations accepted. 769-2999. [map]


13

Friday


December 2019
 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Behold: A Christmas Worship Experience"

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Join us for us Behold: A Christmas Worship Experience on Friday, December 13 at 7 PM at the historic Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, located in the Michigan League. Behold 2019 will include musical performances, worship, and a short message aimed at celebrating the good news of great joy that Christmas is all about - Jesus Christ.
Details:
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm
Location: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, University of Michigan League
Childcare is not provided, but children are welcome to attend.
Event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for all attendees.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 7349451787. michael@tccannarbor.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behold-a-christmas-worship-experience-tickets-82839466073?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text [map]



 7 p.m. 

"A Boychoir Christmas": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Dec. 13 & 14.Boychoir music director John Boonenberg leads this local ensemble of boys ages 7-18, accompanied by First United Methodist Church organist Naki Sung-Kripfgans, in its 33rd annual Christmas concert. The program opens with the traditional processional "Once in Royal David's City," with the 1st verse sung by a solo boy, and concludes with John Gardner's "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day." Also, David Conte's "A Stable Lamp is Lighted," Mack Wilberg's raucous setting of "The 12 Days of Christmas," and William Horne's "While Shepherds Watched." The Boychoir's Treble Choir (ages 7-13) performs John Rutter's multi-movement cantata "Dancing Day," and other traditional carols with harpist Bethany Lancaster. Also, audience sing-alongs of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" are kicked off with a soaring Boychoir descant verse. This concert usually sells out.
7 p.m. (Fri.), Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes at Earhart, & 3 p.m. (Sat.), First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15; youths 17 & under, free) in advance at BoychoirA2.EventBrite.com & Tickets@a2BoyChoir.org, and at the door. 663-5377. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Holiday Concert": Women's Chamber Chorus.

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David Perample directs this independent 30-member local women's chorus in an eclectic program of holiday favorites, upbeat contemporary tunes, as well as love ballads and gospels. With pianist Joshua Marzan.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free, donations accepted. 665-9271. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of the Holidays": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich conducts this 80-member ensemble in seasonal works ranging from "Mary's Boy Child" to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "White Christmas." Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. wccBand.org. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"8th Annual Holiday Pops Concert": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Guest conductor Steven Jarvi leads the orchestra in a program of seasonal music. Featuring Duke Ellington's jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, excerpts from the original, and a concluding performance of "Let There Be Peace on Earth." The orchestra is joined by the Pioneer, Huron, and Skyline high school choirs and the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure. Also, an appearance by Santa and a sing-along.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15-$57 (discounts for seniors & students) in advance at a2so.com & the A2SO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


14

Saturday


December 2019
 3 p.m.  Free! 

Voices Valiant.

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Norma Freeman directs this U-M-based choir for adults age 50 & up. Program TBA.
3 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"A Boychoir Christmas": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Dec. 13 & 14.Boychoir music director John Boonenberg leads this local ensemble of boys ages 7-18, accompanied by First United Methodist Church organist Naki Sung-Kripfgans, in its 33rd annual Christmas concert. The program opens with the traditional processional "Once in Royal David's City," with the 1st verse sung by a solo boy, and concludes with John Gardner's "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day." Also, David Conte's "A Stable Lamp is Lighted," Mack Wilberg's raucous setting of "The 12 Days of Christmas," and William Horne's "While Shepherds Watched." The Boychoir's Treble Choir (ages 7-13) performs John Rutter's multi-movement cantata "Dancing Day," and other traditional carols with harpist Bethany Lancaster. Also, audience sing-alongs of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" are kicked off with a soaring Boychoir descant verse. This concert usually sells out.
7 p.m. (Fri.), Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes at Earhart, & 3 p.m. (Sat.), First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15; youths 17 & under, free) in advance at BoychoirA2.EventBrite.com & Tickets@a2BoyChoir.org, and at the door. 663-5377. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Detroit Handbell Ensemble: First Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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Brenda Austin directs the ensemble in seasonal works.
4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 665-6158. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Holiday Carols": Brewed Awakenings Café.

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With the Saline High School choir.
6-8 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free, but donations requested to ChadTough for pediatric brain tumor research. 681-0078. [map]


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Sunday


December 2019
 1:30 p.m. 

"Home for the Holidays Cabaret": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Family holiday cabaret with holiday and Broadway music by AACT performers. Cookies and a hot chocolate bar.
1:30 p.m., A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15 in advance at a2ct.org and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Songs of Change": Ann Arbor Civic Chorus.

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Karen TenBrink directs the 100+ member chorus in a program that explores social justice themes that's highlighted by a performance of Craig Hella Johnson's "All of Us" with the Out Loud Chorus of Ann Arbor. Also, Jake Runestad's "Let My Love Be Heard," Andre Thomas's "Keep Your Lamps" and Pasek & Paul's "You Will Be Found."
3 p.m., Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2300. [map]


 3:30 p.m. 

"The Sultan's Holiday Concert": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Scheherazade, Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival, Franz Gruber's "Stille Nacht!" and sections from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The symphony is joined by the Washtenaw International High School Orchestra in Anderson's "Sleigh Ride." The WIHI also performs its own set
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 (seniors age 65 & older, students with ID, & kids under age 12, $6; family, $30) in advance at YpsilantiSymphony.org and at the door. 507-1451. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Holiday Concert: Dexter Community Orchestra.

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This volunteer ensemble, conducted by Livingston Symphony Orchestra director David Schultz, is joined by the Dexter High School Concert & Chamber Orchestras for a festive holiday program highlighted by the rousing "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Christmas Lessons and Carols": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church adult choir, 2 children's choirs, and handbell choir in this traditional English service, in which 9 scripture readings alternate with seasonal anthems and carols, some sung by the congregation.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Community-Wide Holiday Sing": The Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale.

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New director Darnell Ishmel leads this popular local choir in Christmas spirituals and works by African American composers. Community members invited to participate (for rehearsal schedule, see OurOwnThing.org).
4 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence. Free, donations welcome. 769-4437. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Choir Concert: Northside Community Church.

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Sheree and Paul Clark direct the church's chancel and bell choirs in a varied program of vocal and instrumental holiday music, along with spirituals. With pianist Kathryn Goodson. Reception follows.
Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free, donations accepted for a local nonprofit. 662-6351. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lessons and Carols": West Side United Methodist Church.

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Maggie Burk directs the church choir and guest singers in this traditional English service, in which scripture readings alternate with seasonal anthems and carols.
7 p.m., West Side UMC, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 663-4164. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

13

Friday


December 2019
 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Chamber Music: Serendipity Books.

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Select students of the Cumming String Studio perform works TBA.
5:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]






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