A Grand Night For Singing
- Thursday October 29 8:00pm
Presented online, this year’s Grand Night for Singing will focus on the themes of community and connection, with repertoire including traditional songs that speak to our need for communal singing such as “I Was Glad” by Sir Charles Hubert Parry and “How Can I Keep from Singing” arranged by Karen Thomas. It will also feature new social justice songs such as Alysia Lee’s “Say Her Name” and Melanie Demore’s “Lead with Love.” This music seeks to raise awareness about police brutality and anti-racism in the United States, and all four pieces will be presented as new virtual choir pieces.
This year’s Grand Night for Singing program will be the largest in the concert’s history. Nine of U-M’s choral ensembles will participate including singers in SMTD’s Michigan Youth Chamber Ensemble and the University Musical Society Choral Union. The event will be held virtually via livestream on SMTD’s Facebook and YouTube and will include live commentary with Grand Night performers.