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 area religious and [...]
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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.
From the Director Dear Friends: A great 10th anniversary festival in November 2011, with lasting impact; Many additional concerts and outreach events in 2012; An expansion of our approach to our mission; The passing of our insightful founder, Dr. Wen Chao Chen: A lot has happened in the last year for the Michigan Festival of [...]
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.
Yesterday, the 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. He also realized [...]
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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
Friday, January 27, 2012, 8:00pm Harlem Gospel Choir The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most famous gospel choir in America today. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music and raising funds for children’s charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the [...]