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“Telling: Part 1”: First Baptist Church Ad Libitum Concert Series.:
A program of Christmas music from the 20th and 21st centuries. The church’s organist Shin-Ae Chun performs 19th-century German composer Carl Reinecke’s Christmas Sonatina, her own arrangements of “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” and, with Bethlehem UCC church organist Gail Jennings, Kyle Shaw’s Fugue on “Veni, Veni Emmanuel” for Four Hands. Gail and her husband, retired U-M violin professor Andrew Jennings, perform pioneering early 20th-century African American composer Florence Price’s “Adoration,” Piazzolla’s “Ave Maria,” and a collage of Christmas carols. Also, retired St. Paul Lutheran Church organist (and Boychoir of Ann Arbor founder) Tom Strode performs 20th-century Belgian American composer Gaston Dethier’s “Christmas (Variations on Adeste Fideles).” 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. fbca2.org, 663–9376., . . . . . .