Honoring the Passage
Friday, May 16
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
In partnership with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, MFSM presented a CD release concert for Honoring the Passage: Voices from Hospice Music Therapy & Beyond, an album honoring the music we hold sacred at end-of-life. Performers included music therapists Carolyn Koebel (pictured), Gretchen Ross, David Melbye, Laura Pawuk, and a cast of musical guests.
Dreams and Memories
Tuesday, May 20
First Baptist Church
The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music presented Dreams and Memories – a concert in remembrance of the Holocaust – featuring an unusual combination of musical works by Laitman, Heggie, and Messiaen. Performers included Western Michigan University voice professor Carl Ratner; Western Michigan University’s Theatre Department Chair Emeritus D. Terry Williams as narrator; Barry Ross (violin); Georgiy […]
Susan B. Anthony and the MFSM Annual Dinner
Wednesday, September 17
First Baptist Church
Opera luminary and local favorite Susan B. Anthony joined the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music for a special evening of food and entertainment.
Wednesday, October 22
Western Michigan University – Dalton Center Recital Hall
In a collaboration between the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, the Western Michigan University School of Music, and the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association, Trio Globo presented a concert at the Dalton Center Recital Hall. With roots in jazz, classical and sacred music, rhythmic influences derived from travels in six continents, and a combustible spontaneity, […]
Scott Montgomery – St. Augustine’s Music at the Cathedral Series
Saturday, November 8
St. Augustine Cathedral
Director of Music Ministries and Organist for Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Champaign, Illinois, Scott Montgomery presented a program taking full advantage of the magnificent organ at St. Augustine Cathedral.
Sunday, November 30
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.