We’re thrilled to announce that AAYC’s Silent Auction/Chorale Cabaret now has a second sponsor! MANY, many thanks to King’s Keyboard for their support of this important and FUN fundraiser for our choirs! The event is on Friday, March 15 at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We’ll see you there!
We’re extremely thankful to Camp Bow Wow for sponsoring our Silent Auction/Chorale Cabaret for the THIRD year in a row. Thank you, Camp Bow Wow Ann Arbor, MI!
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is honored and thrilled to be participating in the UMS production of Benjamin Britten’s magnificent and evocative “War Requiem” on Saturday, February 16 at 8 pm in Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium.
Visit https://ums.org/performance/brittens-war-requiem/ for more information and to purchase tickets.
Benjamin Britten was commissioned to write his War Requiem for the re-consecration of Britain’s Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940. The lifelong pacifist with deeply humanitarian beliefs had been thinking about writing a work that addressed the bloodshed and sorrow of war for many years, and this work provided his most powerful demonstration of its horror, devastation, and futility.
The War Requiem, dedicated to four of Britten’s friends who were killed during World War II, mixes the Latin words of the Mass for the Dead with poetry of Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action just one week before World War I ended. The work, conducted by Scott Hanoian, has never been performed on a UMS concert, and requires huge forces, including the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, UMS Choral Union, The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, organ, and a chamber orchestra that accompanies the soloists: soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and baritone Stephen Powell.