voice singing — and nothing more deeply soulful and more profoundly spiritual than voices singing together.
And there is no better way to celebrate the coming of the light than voices singing together. Whether one partakes of the Boychoir of Ann Arbor's luminous hymns in St. Andrew's, or Vox Early Music Ensemble's numinous counterpoint in St. Thomas, or the Choral Union's massive Messiah in Hill Auditorium, choral music in the cold of winter is the best way of bringing the radiant warmth of the music of the spheres into one's heart.
For a choral holiday concert that combines the luminous and the numinous with passion and precision, the a cappella Vocal Arts Ensemble's performance on Saturday, December 18, at St. Andrew's cannot be beat. This year they will be performing Franck Martin's Mass, Francis Poulenc's Christmas Motets, and a select assortment of noels, carols, and glees. As they have in past years, the Vocal Arts Ensemble will be performing under music director Ben Cohen, a skilled conductor, a superb musician, and an absolute asset to the Ann Arbor musical community.