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2006 - 2007
Concert Season

Quick Date
Calendar

October 21,
2006

December 15,
2006

January 7,
2007

February 17,
2007

March 17,
2007

June 3,
2007

 


In its 15th season, Vanguard Voices reaches out to embrace American and international choral works in two major performances, in December and June. The 65-voice mixed choir will combine with the Dearborn Community Chorus in Conrad Susa’s arrangement of ten carols from several Spanish-speaking regions of the world. Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest will lead a program that also will include carols familiar to Americans, but performed in their original languages.

Vanguard Voices will join the Archdiocesan Chorus and the Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus in a Festival of American Choral Music at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit in mid-February. The three choirs will combine to perform Samuel Adler’s Transfiguration: An Ecumenical Mass under the baton of Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra conductor Charles Burke, after having had the honor of rehearsing the work in the presence of Adler himself.

The season will conclude in June with the world premiere performance of the two winners of this year’s Vanguard Premieres choral composition contest. Kansas-based composer Dan Forrest, whose A Basque Lullaby earned an honorable mention in the 2004 competition, is this year’s emerging composer winner with his You Are The Music. Guy Forbes of Decatur, Illinois, is the winner of the general category with his O Nata Lux. Several honorable mention compositions, from three countries, will round out a memorable performance.

 

Sing, Sing, Sing” Cabaret Concert & Dance
Vanguard Voices, Vocal Solos and Ensembles, Henry Ford Big Band
Saturday, October 21, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Pavilion, Student & Culinary Arts Center
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn
Suggested Donation: $15

 

Dearborn Holiday Choral Festival
Vanguard Voices, Dearborn Community Chorus, Chamber Orchestra
Friday, December 15, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn
Reserved Tickets: $14, $11, $8

 

Epiphany Concert
Vanguard Voices
Sunday, January 7, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
St. Cyprian Catholic Church, Riverview

Free tickets, advance reservation required,
call (734) 283-1366 x 120

 

Festival of American Choral Music
Norah Duncan IV • Festival Director
Samuel Adler • Guest Composer
Charles Burke • Guest Conductor
Vanguard Voices, Archdiocesan Chorus,
Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus
Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
(313) 865-6300 x 227 or CathedralConcerts.Tix.com http://cathedralconcerts.tix.com

 

HFCC President’s Collage Concert
Vanguard Voices, Choral and Instrumental Ensembles from HFCC
Saturday, March 17, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

Reserved Tickets: $15

 

Vanguard Premieres Concert
Vanguard Voices & Brass
Sunday, June 3, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn
Reserved Tickets: $11, $8

 
         
           


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