Meredith Arwady

Simon Pauly / Columbia Artists Management, Inc

The often-roving Grammy award-winning opera singer Meredith Arwady says she has over 80 reasons, in the form of family and friends, to keep her Kalamazoo roots strong. On Monday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, Arwady and a former Loy Norrix music teacher, Marie Kerstetter, will present a free (with goodwill offering) holiday concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In a preview with Cara Lieurance, they reminisce about Arwady's student days and share their love of holiday music, from Handel's Messiah to the Bing Crosby album White Christmas.


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.