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(Photo: Joshua Nelson, 2013) In 1998 the Congregation of the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan voted to explore the desirability and feasibility of introducing a biennial festival of sacred music into the Kalamazoo Area. With financial support from the Irving S. Gilmore and the Kalamazoo Community Foundations, and with input from a committee made up of […]
(Photo: Jonathan Ryan, 2016) MFSM tickets can be purchased individually for specific events. Tickets will also be available at the door. Advance tickets will be sold online at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets for the 2016 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music will be available on this page as they go on sale. Events Michigan Festival of Sacred Music: […]
(Photo: Whirling Dervishes, 2013) DONATIONS Individual and business support is critical to the ongoing work of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Your contribution is tax deductible! MFSM is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. There are several ways to donate to MFSM: Donate Online Just click on the “Donate” button on the right side of this […]
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The 2016 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music is dedicated to the memory of Michael W. Chen, PhD. He was a good friend of the Festival and son of its founder, Dr. Wen Chao Chen. Michael frequently inquired about the progress and programming of the festival. “I will miss Mike’s quiet support from afar and, most […]
Joshua Nelson will be in Kalamazoo for a performance presented Nov. 10 by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Recently his work caught the attention of Time Magazine, which named 10 stars of the new Jewish music that you will want to learn more about. Time Magazine had this to say: The enduring popularity of […]
Local favorite and mridangam virtuoso Rohan Krishnamurthy was recently in India for research and was interviewed by the Times of India Chennai. He talked to the newspaper about music, his research and performing. To read the story, please follow this link.
Last year’s MusicAEterna CD, At the Museum, which debuted at the 2011 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music recently got a wonderful review from the San Francisco Classical Music Examiner. The review says: “Her distillations fall easily on the ear and the evocations appeal to the mind of the serious listener, summoning a listening experience that […]
Joel Mabus presents his latest CD, “A Parlor Guitar Christmas,” in concert at 8 p.m., Nov. 24, at First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan The concert is in collaboration with the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Listen in to the interview.
The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music board and staff is hard at work planning the 2013 festival. The festival will be 10 days, from Nov. 7 through Nov. 17, 2013, at various Kalamazoo venues. Be sure to check back often as we present updates on artists that have been confirmed for the festival.
Aug. 14, 2012 Yesterday he Michigan Festival of Sacred Music lost a great friend and supporter: Dr. Wen Chao Chen, co-founder of the festival. The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music was the brain-child of the community leader and member of First Baptist Church. He recognized the power of sacred music to gather and bless people. […]
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MFSM was featured in the SW Michigan blog “Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave.” Read about us and the 10th Anniversary Festival! http://swmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/musicfestival1110.aspx