Carolyn Koebel

Honoring the Passage
May 16, 2014
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, Gretchen Ross, David Melbye, Laura Pawuk, and a cast of musical guests.

Carl Ratner

Dreams and Memories
May 20, 2014
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 Borisov (clarinet); Betsy Wong (flute); John Griffin (piano); dancer Michael Parmelee; and Elizabeth Start (cello).

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony and the MFSM Annual Dinner
September 17, 2014
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.

Trio Globo

Trio Globo
October 22, 2014
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, Trio Globo has crafted a totally original voice in contemporary acoustic jazz.

This presentation was supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the General Mills Foundation.

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery – St. Augustine’s Music at the Cathedral Series
November 8, 2014
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.

Messiah Sing

Messiah Sing
November 30, 2014
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.

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