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Monday, July 31, 2017 7:00 PM // Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center

Summer Sings
Bach St. John Passion

Photo credit: Jesse Meria
 

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

Noah Horn directs the choral program at Wayne State University, where he conducts three choirs, supervises the master’s program in choral conducting, and teaches ear training. He also serves as artistic director of Audivi, a professional vocal ensemble with an extensive repertory, and Oakland Choral Society, a community choir and orchestra devoted to performing masterworks. On weekends he directs the music program at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. Noah holds degrees in conducting and organ from Yale University and Oberlin College. In the past he has served as interim Director of Choral Activities at Western Michigan University, artistic director of The Madison Chorale, conductor of the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and director of the professional choirs at Christ Church, New Haven.

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.

Please note: This sing will be sung in German and will feature an abridged version of Bach’s St. John Passion.

7/31/17 7:00 PM
Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center

Summer Sings
Bach St. John Passion

DETAILS

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

Noah Horn directs the choral program at Wayne State University, where he conducts three choirs, supervises the master’s program in choral conducting, and teaches ear training. He also serves as artistic director of Audivi, a professional vocal ensemble with an extensive repertory, and Oakland Choral Society, a community choir and orchestra devoted to performing masterworks. On weekends he directs the music program at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. Noah holds degrees in conducting and organ from Yale University and Oberlin College. In the past he has served as interim Director of Choral Activities at Western Michigan University, artistic director of The Madison Chorale, conductor of the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and director of the professional choirs at Christ Church, New Haven.

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.

Please note: This sing will be sung in German and will feature an abridged version of Bach’s St. John Passion.

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