classical music

Local Music
11:24 am
Wed May 1, 2013

From Wagner to 'Les Mis:' Rick Phelps previews Kalamazoo Singers concert

Rick Phelps
Credit Michael Lanka

Bayreuth to Broadway is the title of the May 5 concert by the Kalamazoo Singers.

Coming off the heels of an ambitious program in March featuring two major sacred works for choir and orchestra, Kalamazoo Singers conductor Rick Phelps looks ahead to a completely different program and fondly remembers the last one.

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Local Music
4:35 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Choir directors talk 'American Sounds'

Ars Voce

The Battle Creek Community Chorus and Ars Voce are collaborating to present an ambitious program celebrating American composers this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. 

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Local Music
3:03 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Sing along with Bach Festival Week

Bach statue, Leipzig

Bach Festival Week in Kalamazoo continues tonight with an organ crawl around Bronson Park, tomorrow with a Bach sing-along prepped by three choral conductors, and concludes with a "Bach's Lunch Concert" Wednesday at noon. 

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Local Music
1:14 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Popular organ crawl part of Bach Festival Week

Bach statue, Leipzig

  Bach Festival Week begins this Sunday with area churches participating in "The City Sings Bach" during morning services, followed by the "Young Vocalists Concert," an afternoon showcase of top performers in last month's Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition.

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Local Music
12:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

'I look like a Swedish drag queen, in the best sense': Meredith Arwady on Rheingold role

Meredith Arwady
Credit Ken Howard

Saturday at 1 pm on WMUK-1, listeners will hear the Kalamazoo-born contralto Meredith Arwady singing at the Metropolitan Opera in Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold. 

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