DATE: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Van Akin Street
RECEPTION: Immediately following the Concert at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall
The internationally acclaimed Eastern Michigan University Choir (EMU) will perform choral art and Christmas music in concert. The Commemorative Concert will open festival doors to the world at the 40th Anniversary, Christmas in Ida. The highly select auditioned ensemble is comprised of students from across the country majoring in music and voice study.
The choir has a long tradition of musical excellence spanning back to 1854. Under the direction of Dr. Brandon Johnson, the Eastern Michigan University Choir has toured the continental United States performing at Carnegie Hall, Michigan Music Conference, and has
toured Austria, England, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Scotland, and Wales. While traveling the ensemble collaborates with high schools and offers a masterclass as well as a joint concert to provide a collegiate level experience to high school students.
The Eastern Michigan University Choir proudly commit to an unwavering pursuit of artistry and excellence in choral music. EMU provides an environment of care for each musician and value commitment, consistency, and perseverance; all of which lead to artistic achievement. EMU enjoys transformative musical experiences that require a connection of the poetry and the composer’s expression to 21st century students.
In true Christmas in Ida spirit and tradition, all concerts are free with many opportunities to meet the stars of the concerts.
St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall