Share your “Messiah Memories”
An annual tradition since 1879, UMS’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah has become a “signature” Ann Arbor experience. We’re so grateful for the participation of the community in this event year-after-year, and we hope you’ll share with us some of your favorite Messiah memories: how many years you’ve attended, why you look forward to Messiah every year, what makes this event special to you, little remembrances…
I’m posting a video interview here with UMS usher Paul Bianchi who attended his first Messiah last season. Scroll ahead to minute 3:20 for his special memories.
And let the holiday season begin!
UMS Living Archive Interview: Joyce Holmes, Volunteer Usher
We continue our “UMS Living Archive” with a video interview with Joyce Holmes, volunteer usher. Joyce began ushering for UMS with her husband, Ken, in 1961, the same year they met and were married. Joyce shares the importance of UMS for her and Ken, who passed away this past spring. She also recalls a great memory from the May Festival of 1984 that literally blew open the doors of Hill Auditorium.
We dedicate this video to the memory of Ken Holmes, former UMS Tickets and Door Supervisor. Ken, you are greatly missed.