Mid-West meets Middle-Earth

The University of Michigan Chamber Choir, with their director Jerry Blackstone, is on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, at the end of which they will participate as Choir in Residence at Choral Connect ’14, the national convention of the NZCF Association of Choral Directors. While they are in Wellington, from 13 to 16 July, they will be hosted by Capital Choir.


The Chamber Choir performs a wide variety of the most challenging repertoire, ranging from renaissance to contemporary music. This 32-voice ensemble is comprised largely of graduate and upper-level voice, choral music education, and conducting majors. In addition to its performances on campus, the Chamber Choir has appeared recently with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall under conductors Nicholas McGegan, David Lockington, and Helmuth Rilling and at National and Division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. The chamber Choir was honored to perform by special invitation at the 2006 inaugural conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, held in San Antonio, Texas.

The Chamber Choir will give a concert on the evening of Tuesday 15 July (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, 7: 30 pm). This will include a couple of songs with Capital Choir. Tickets are $15 each, available from Capital Choir members and at the door. Here’s a link to the flyer.