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Monday, June 19, 2017 7:00 PM // Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center

Summer Sings
Fauré Requiem

All singers are welcome to these popular choral reading sessions on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 pm.

The UMS Choral Union invites you to take part in its 24th season of Summer Sings. Just come as you are to these no-audition, no-performance evenings of memorable music-making.

As many as 250 singers from southeastern Michigan, northern Ohio, and Canada have joined each session in singing through great choral repertoire with some of the nation’s most respected choral conductors and outstanding soloists. We rehearse portions of the score during the first half, break for refreshments, and then re-convene to sing through the entire work.

About the conductor

Kimberly Dunn Adams is the director of choral activities at Western Michigan University, where she directs the University Chorale, Collegiate Singers, Grand Chorus, and the graduate program in choral conducting. She also co-directs the Collegium Musicum and teaches choral literature, choral conducting, and advanced conducting. Under her direction, the University Chorale at Western Michigan University received second place in the 2013 American Prize, a national music competition. In 2015, Adams was named a conducting fellow in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program with Sweden and traveled abroad to work with several Swedish choirs and present at the Nordic Choral Conference. She is currently the youth & student activities chair for Michigan ACDA. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Oberlin College and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied voice with Lorraine Manz and conducting with Hugh Floyd.

Registration for each session begins at 6:30 pm. Sessions begin promptly at 7 pm. Admission to each session costs only $5­—less than a ticket to the movies!—­and we’ll provide the musical scores (if you need to borrow) and refreshments. Auditors are welcome to attend at no charge.

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6/19/17 7:00 PM
Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center

Summer Sings
Fauré Requiem

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All singers are welcome to these popular choral reading sessions on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 pm.

The UMS Choral Union invites you to take part in its 24th season of Summer Sings. Just come as you are to these no-audition, no-performance evenings of memorable music-making.

As many as 250 singers from southeastern Michigan, northern Ohio, and Canada have joined each session in singing through great choral repertoire with some of the nation’s most respected choral conductors and outstanding soloists. We rehearse portions of the score during the first half, break for refreshments, and then re-convene to sing through the entire work.

About the conductor

Kimberly Dunn Adams is the director of choral activities at Western Michigan University, where she directs the University Chorale, Collegiate Singers, Grand Chorus, and the graduate program in choral conducting. She also co-directs the Collegium Musicum and teaches choral literature, choral conducting, and advanced conducting. Under her direction, the University Chorale at Western Michigan University received second place in the 2013 American Prize, a national music competition. In 2015, Adams was named a conducting fellow in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program with Sweden and traveled abroad to work with several Swedish choirs and present at the Nordic Choral Conference. She is currently the youth & student activities chair for Michigan ACDA. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Oberlin College and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied voice with Lorraine Manz and conducting with Hugh Floyd.

Registration for each session begins at 6:30 pm. Sessions begin promptly at 7 pm. Admission to each session costs only $5­—less than a ticket to the movies!—­and we’ll provide the musical scores (if you need to borrow) and refreshments. Auditors are welcome to attend at no charge.

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