In September, Rec & Ed welcomed Karen TenBrink as the Musical Director of the long-running chorus. Karen holds an undergraduate degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a masters degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan. She has directed youth and adult choirs in the United States, Japan and Thailand. She's also a regular performer as a conductor, singer and pianist and the assistant director of the Ann Arbor Vocal Arts Ensemble.
"Love and peace are constant subjects in vocal music through the ages," said Karen. The concert program showcases a selection of standards and new favorites representing themes of love during war and peace, romantic love, yearning for peace and for a common sense of humanity.
The concert repertoire includes Mendelssohn ("Give Us Peace"), parlor songs from the 1910s and 1920s ("Let Me Call You Sweetheart"), jazz songs from the 1930s and 1940s ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon"), and musical theatre favorites (Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Changes Everything").
Let the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus take you on a journey of love and peace through a century of uplifting music!
The Ann Arbor Civic Chorus presents
"Love Changes Everything"
Sunday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.
Forsythe Middle School Auditorium.
Free and open to the public.