Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Celebrating Many Faiths

Upcoming Events

2012 Off-Season Events

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Annual Dinner and Concert

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 5:30pm

Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Buffet style dinner of multi-cultural fare with sampler concert of music representing diverse faiths


$40 includes multi-cultural music and food.
Reservations preferred, there will be very limited seating at the door


St. Luke's Episcopal Church
247 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
[Map and directions]

Phone 269-388-4890 or email director@mfsm.us for more information.

Abraham Jam

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8:00pm

Dan Nichols
David LaMotte
Dawud Wharnsby

Dan Nichols, David Lamotte,
and Dawud Wharnsby
Three popular singer-songwriters from the three Abrahamic Faiths —Islam, Judaism and Christianity-- perform.  All  are nationally/internationally touring    professional musicians:   Dan Nichols www.jewishrock.com, David LaMotte www.davidlamotte.com, and Dawud Wharnsby  www.wharnsby.com.  The musicians will all be on stage together, trading songs rather than sets, leaving space for spontaneous collaboration, and embodying mutual respect and support.


St. Thomas More
421 Monroe St.
Kalamazoo, MI
[Map and directions]

Messiah Sing

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 4:00pm

George Frederic Handel

The annual Messiah Sing is now a collaboration between First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo and the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.

The 17th Annual Messiah Sing will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 4:00pm at the First Congregational Church (FCC) located on the corner of Michigan Ave and S. Park Street in downtown Kalamazoo. We invite all who want to sing the great choruses in Part 1, the Christmas portion, of Händel’s immortal oratorio, MESSIAH. Those who wish to simply listen to this great work are welcome to attend, as well. As in the past, we present as vocal soloists the Aspire Quartet from FCC - Corlyn Longer Schreck, Sara Rivara, Howard Tejchma and Joseph Schreck - and a full orchestra of instrumentalists drawn from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Graeme Cowen, Choral Director at FCC.

Each year, we add a few different elements to the Sing-along to provide interest and variety.

Admission to this Messiah Sing is free. There will be a freewill offering plus a reception to follow. Parking is available in FCC parking lot, or free on-street, but come early since we anticipate a full audience. Bring a score or borrow one at the door. For further information, call the FCC office at 269.343.1549. This event is co-sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo and the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.


First Congregational Church
129 S. Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI
[Map and directions]


Free will offering

John Bell

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2013

Collaboration with First Presbyterian Church and Transformations Spirituality Center, 3427 Gull Road, Kalamazoo.

2013 Festival of Sacred Music

November 7-17, 2013

Various Kalamazoo venues. Stay tuned for more information!



Upcoming events subject to change.