We are pleased to once again present a diverse array of chamber music concerts at our Green Wood worship location, nestled in a serene wooded area on the east side of Ann Arbor. Admission to each concert is free with a goodwill offering provided to support these local musicians. A reception follows each performance.
MUSIC FOR 13 – Dexter Community Orchestra
Andrea Cowper, conductor
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 3:00 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome two chamber ensembles from the Dexter Community Orchestra. The DCO, formed in 2005, is dedicated to enhancing the cultural experience in Dexter and the surrounding communities through the performance of classical music, offering qualified instrumentalists an opportunity to perform symphonic music, and seeks to foster music education for both youth and adults. In 2012, to expand the reach of the orchestra, chamber ensembles were formed from the DCO membership and began performing at the now annual Dexter Library Recital as well as area retirement homes. Under the direction of Andrea Cowper, Assistant Director of the DCO, the ensembles will present two works; Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring as originally scored for 13 instruments and selected movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade in B♭, K 361 (Gran Partita).
Battle Creek Master Singers
“Vocal Treasures from Near and Far”
Mark Wells, conductor
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 3:00 p.m.
The Battle Creek Master Singers is an auditioned eight-part vocal ensemble capable of performing in groups of eight to sixteen singers. Under the direction of Dr. Mark Wells, the group has developed a highly-professional sound. While larger ticketed concerts and events will appear on their annual calendar, much of their focus is on serving as guest artist for local, regional, and out-state concert series, private engagements, and community events. Director Dr. Mark Wells is a native of Kentucky and received his musical training at the University of Louisville School of Music and the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He is currently the Music Director of St. Philip Catholic Church and an adjunct instructor of music at Kellogg Community College. He has also served as Dean of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. This concert features a beautiful and luscious array of choral repertoire including works by Hassler, Gibbons, Bach, Elgar, Fauré and more!
Ypsilanti Town Band
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Camerata III Baroque Orchestra
Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Camerata Chamber Red Shoe Collective
Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Modern Harp Quartet
Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.