Concert Calendar 2015-2016



Concert calendar 2015-2016


Greetings and welcome to Early Music Michigan 2015-2016. We have a very exciting season coming up and are eager to share it with you. Over the past 19 years, Early Music Michigan has specialized in music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries performed in beautiful sanctuaries with wonderful acoustics. We will continue that tradition with the following performances this season:

Trio Speranza, with Early Music Michigan

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

First Congregational Church, Kalamazoo

A collaborative concert with Trio Speranza, a dynamic new ensemble dedicated to presenting engaging and thought-provoking performances of both familiar and lesser-known repertoire from the Baroque era.  The group, comprised of violinist Anna Griffis, cellist Cora Swenson Lee, and harpsichordist Jason Moy, made their debut in a Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert at the historic Trinity Church on Copley Square in the summer of 2013. The ensemble was one of five finalists in the Early Music America baroque performance competition in New York City in 2014. Find tickets here:

Concert preview: Carols, with Early Music Michigan

Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts

An evening of seasonal carols and a preview of the “Music of Peace and Pilgrimage” concert will be presented in conjunction with the December edition of Art Hop.

Music of Peace and Pilgrimage

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Holy Family Chapel at Nazareth Center, Gull Road, Kalamazoo

Carols and Cantigas from around the world sung with accompaniment by recorders, medieval organ, and percussion. Kalamazoo based recorder players will perform with internationally renowned percussionist, Carolyn Koebel.

Passion: Ancient Music of Holy Week

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Sacred Music at the Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo

Ancient music for unaccompanied voices will be heard, including the very first polyphonic setting of the Passion narrative. English composer Richard Davy (c. 1465-1538) composed this setting that is found in the Eton Choirbook manuscript compiled between 1500 and 1505. Other motets and anthems by Allegri, Victoria, and Henry Purcell will be offered.