The Sound & Spirit of Kalamazoo
November 8, 2008
First Presbyterian Church
This event featuring local musicians representing diverse faiths of the Kalamazoo area: Sikh Youth Musicians; mantras and kirtan from Hindu tradition; Buddhist chant by Jimyo Lisa Ferworn; Aspire Ensemble Vocal Quartet; Sacred Harp (Shapenote) Singers; Jewish cantor Larry Charson; gospel artist Myron Cobb (pictured); recitation from Koran by Kalamazoo Islamic Center imam Nauman and Islamic nasheed; and Dunuya Drum & Dance.
Ellen Kushner hosted the event and also appeared as part of the Kalamazoo Jewish Community Book Fair at the Ladies’ Library Association.
November 30, 2008
First Congregational Church
A community tradition since 1995, the annual Messiah Sing was held in the historic First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Kalamazoo.