Dec 10 Sunday
Join us for a festive evening sure to lift your spirits at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Midland, MI. Get ready to be serenaded by the incredible talents of the Men of Music as they perform songs of the season in four-part harmony!
For the first time in 30 years, the Men of Music has a new venue in Midland for its annual Christmas concert. Assumption Parish in Midland will be serving as the host for this free community concert this year with a freewill offering to benefit the Midland County Food Assistance Network, formerly the Emergency Food Pantry Network. In the last 20 years, over $50,000 has been raised for the Food Assistance Network. Well over $100,000 has been raised over the years for local charities.
The "Men of Music" chorus has been singing in the Midland, Michigan, area since 1936 (originally known as the Dow Male Chorus). The current membership consists of over 50 men from the Tri-Cities and Thumb area. Our director is Grace Marra, and our accompanist is Joan Kinnett.
Mark your calendars and gather your loved ones for this special in-person event. Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the season in song with the Men of Music. We can't wait to see you there!
Join us for a festive evening sure to lift your spirits at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Midland, Michigan. Get ready to be serenaded by the incredible talents of the Men of Music as they perform songs of the season in four-part harmony!
Dec 13 Wednesday
Join for an evening of Christmas song with the extraordinary soprano and harpist Karen Beacom, and cellist Maggie Twining.
Karen Beacom has been teaching for the Soo Theatre since its inception in 2005 and produced and directed the first fully staged production with orchestra in 2006. A 2003 Upper Midwest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Karen also placed first in the Classical Singer Emerging Artist competition in Philadelphia in 2005. Karen has performed dozens of leading roles in opera and musical theater, with performances in the United States and abroad. Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied under Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano, Ariel Bybee. A student of Bybee’s in New York City, Karen followed her mentor and teacher to earn her degree in the field of opera. Karen previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Harp Performance from DePauw University.
Maggie Twining has lived most of her life in the great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She began playing cello at age ten, double bass and violin at age twelve. She attended Michigan Technological University for two years before transferring to Northern Michigan University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. While in high school and college, she studied with Laura Deming of the Chicago Lyric Opera House and Tracy Geissler. After graduating and teaching a year of general music and beginning orchestra in the public school, her family relocated to the Copper Country where she has been teaching cello and violin and has been director of the Preparatory Strings (Beginning Orchestra) and the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past ten years.
Tickets are $20 Adults / $15 Veterans / $10 Students
Dec 17 Sunday
Join us for a festive evening sure to lift your spirits at Saginaw Valley Church of the Nazarene in Saginaw, MI. Get ready to be serenaded by the incredible talents of the Men of Music as they perform songs of the season in four-part harmony!
Saginaw Valley Church of the Nazarene will be serving as the host for this free community concert this year with a freewill offering to benefit the Samaritan Rescue Mission and Rescue Mission of Saginaw. Well over $100,000 has been raised over the years for local charities through this annual concert.
Jan 11 Thursday
Ruben & Clay are thrilled to reunite twenty years after captivating audiences during their historic run on the second season of Fox's American Idol in 2003. Both plucked from the relative obscurity of their hometowns in the South, the unlikely pair quickly became audience favorites instrumental in helping propel Idol to the top of the Nielsen ratings, nearly tripling the viewership of the previous season, and securing its place as one of the most consequential TV series in American history. Over 38 million viewers tuned in to hear the results of more than 124 million votes cast during their finale making it the most watched Idol episode in history and the highest rated regularly scheduled, live, non-sporting television episode of the 21st century. Combined they have recorded twelve albums, sold more than eight million albums worldwide, toured the country 14 times, starred together on Broadway, won four Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and have been nominated for two Grammys.
Jan 17 Wednesday
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, we're back in business and we want YOU to join us! Guests are always welcome to attend any of our rehearsals, but from 7 pm - 9 pm on Wednesday, January 17 we're organizing our rehearsal to be specifically geared toward new and prospective members. This is a great time to join the chorus as we begin our 2024 season. You can learn more about Guest Night on our event page or by reaching out. Hope to see you there!
Who: The Harbor Sounds Chorus and anyone of good character who is interested in singing with us or learning more about barbershop harmony. You do not need to sing to attend! You may participate in whatever way you feel most comfortable.
What: A guest night! This is a rehearsal that is specifically designed with new singers in mind. If you can't make it, you're always welcome to attend rehearsals on a different night. We sing year-round, but January is a terrific time to join us as we begin learning new music and preparing for spring and summer performances.
When: 7 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Feel free to show up early and leave late.
Where: Bay City Western High School - 500 W Midland Rd, Auburn, MI 48611. We are in the choir room near door 7. There will be signage directing you to the northeast parking lot and a map below.
Why: Singing in the shower is fun, but it's even more fun singing with others! We want to share the joy of singing with our community and provide a low-stress opportunity for people to come and see why there are over 70,000 barbershop singers worldwide.
Feb 02 Friday
Miller Auditorium has announced that the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert on Friday, February 2 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performing live, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live.
May 03 Friday
THE TAO 夢幻響 is the latest production from DRUM TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. DRUM TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of THE TAO 夢幻響 create an energetic and unforgettable production.
Sixteen-time Grammy Award®–winning musician, composer, and producer David Foster joins forces with acclaimed singer and television/Broadway star Katharine McPhee to bring their show on the road. This intimate show with the powerhouse duo will be packed with Foster’s hits, featuring music from artists including Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé, and McPhee’s biggest songs from American Idol, Smash, and Waitress—plus some of their personal favorites!
May 14 Tuesday
RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is an electrifying concert experience celebrating the timeless music of the legendary fab four. With note-for-note precision, this mind-blowing performance transports you back to the iconic eras of Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, along with all your favorite hits. From energetic classics to reflective favorites, the band delivers an unforgettable performance that appeals to fans old and new. With vibrant costumes and psychedelic visuals, RAIN creates a stunning concert full of nostalgia and good vibes. RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles promises an extraordinary journey through the eras that captivates hearts and inspires all generations.