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“Music for a Meanwhile Earth”: Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in an Earth Day concert featuring music & texts from the Renaissance to the present. Highlights include Lori Latiman’s The Earth, a 3-movement choral cycle setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson and the world premiere of U-M grad Evan Hause’s The Two Trees, which draws on W. B. Yeats’s poem of the same title. Also, works by Mechem, Elgar, Ireland, and the 17th-century masters Marenzio and Monteverdi. 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 808 William St. $20 (seniors $15, students $10, children free) at a2tix.com/organizations/vocal-arts-ensemble. firstname.lastname@example.org.