Connecting Chords Music Festival to return in 2019!

From Friday, October 18 through Sunday, December 1, 2019, the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music will be presenting over 14 events as part of our annual Connecting Chords Music Festival.

The full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, but among our performances:

  • Rahim Alhaj + Sahba Motallebi
    Friday, October 18, 7:30 PM • Venue TBA
    Iraqi oud master performing with Iranian tar virtuoso
  • God of Wind, God of Thunder: Music of Japan
    Sunday, October 20, 4:00 PM • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
    A unique program pairing organ, marimba and Taiko drumming, featuring area artists Rhonda Edgerton, Carolyn Koebel and Judy Moonert
  • Leahaliza Lee
    Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 PM • Congregation of Moses
    A concert of Sephardic Jewish music with Leahaliza and her ensemble
  • “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (Film)
    Saturday, October 26, 2:00 PM • Dalton Theater, Kalamazoo College
    The classic French silent film with music by George Sarah, performed live by the composer and area musicians, including singers from Early Music Michigan
  • Organ Concert
    Sunday, October 27, 4:00 PM • First Baptist Church
    A concert featuring area musicians in combination with the First Baptist Church’s Letourneau organ
  • Rohan Krishnamurthy with Raaginder
    Sunday, November 3, 4:00 PM • Dalton Theater, Kalamazoo College
    A blending of Carnatic percussion and Hindustani violin from two acclaimed Indian musicians
  • Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery
    Wednesday, November 6 – Sunday, November 10 • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
    Concert on Friday, November 8, 7:30 PM • Comstock Auditorium
    Tibetan Monks will be sandpainting a mandala at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from November 6-10. Opening ceremony is November 6 at 12:00 PM. A concert of music and dance will take place on November 8 at Comstock Auditorium at 7:30 PM. A lecture will take place at 1:30 PM on Sunday, November 10 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, followed by the closing ceremony at 3:30 PM.
  • Samite
    Saturday, November 9, 2:00 PM • Kalamazoo Public Library
    Ugandan artist and music therapist
  • Judy Huxmann
    Saturday, November 16, 2:00 PM • Kalamazoo Nature Center
    Local sound therapist Judy Huxmann will present a program at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
  • Schola Antiqua
    Sunday, November 17, 4:00 PM • First Congregational United Church of Christ
    The acclaimed early music group will perform “Jerusalem 1000-1400”, a program originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sponsored in part by the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University.
  • Messiah Sing
    Sunday, December 1, 4:00 PM • First Congregational United Church of Christ
    The Annual Messiah Sing features a full professional orchestra and vocal soloists.

Schedule subject to change

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