Other Early Music Concerts and Events in Southeast Michigan


Saturday, November 8, 2013, 8:00 PM

'Pleasant are the teares which Musicke weepes…"
Fontana Chamber Arts
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

Regarded as one of the finest early music ensembles, Fretwork’s repertoire spans the history of printed music – from 1501 through today. Founded in 1986, Fretwork’s consistently high standards have brought music old and new to audiences previously unfamiliar with the compelling sonic landscape of the viol.

As Part Two of the Acts of Creation: A Celebration of Benjamin Britten series, the ensemble will present a program of works by John Dowland, whose music Britten helped to revive in the 20th Century. For more information, visit Fontana Chamber Arts.


Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4:00 PM
Ann Arbor Grail Singers

Renaissance and Baroque Music from Spain and the New World
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
306 N. Division St., Ann Arbor

The first half of the program will showcase Renaissance and Baroque music from the New World—Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. The second half of the program will be based on the Cancionero de Medinaceli manuscript from the Duke of Medinaceli's library, compiled in the late 16th century and considered one of the most important collections of Spanish secular polyphony of the Renaissance. Featured works include both traditional sacred music and some pieces influenced by the native populations and language—dances, villancicos, and madrigal-like songs.

The Ann Arbor Grail Singers have performed in the Detroit Institute of Arts “Brunch with Bach” Series, at the Toledo Art Museum, at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and at other venues in Michigan and Ohio.  The choir has released four CDs, most recently (in 2012)  a Mass for five high voices by Francesco Gasparini. Gasparini composed the Mass for the women singers of the Pio Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, where he was Maestro di Coro from 1701 to 1713 and employed Antonio Vivaldi.

Open seating tickets, available at the door from 3:30, are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $5 students (cash or check only, please). Concertgoers have permission to park in the Community High School parking lot, just a block away.  For more information call 734-662-0631.


Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4:00 PM
The Concordia University Choir, Brian Altevogt, conductor
The Skyline High School A cappella, Lindsay CieChanski, conductor
The Skyline High School Orchestra select members, Andrea Cowper, conductor
The Michigan Sinfonietta
Karin White, soprano 

Concert of sacred works of Bach, Handel, and Mozart
Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Ann Arbor Skyline High School’s A cappella chorus, members of the Michigan Sinfonietta and the Skyline orchestra, and soloists Kara Alfano, Lorna Hildebrandt, Edward Pember, Karl Schmidt, Angela Torres and Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto, will join Karin White and the Concordia Choir in presenting sacred works of Bach, Handel and Mozart.  In addition to select Handel arias, Karin White will sing JS Bach’s triumphant solo cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51.  The combined choruses, orchestra, and soloists will perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K. 339. Tickets:  $10 (students and seniors $5).


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