The CUAA Music Department returns for the third year in a row to Hill Auditorium for a free concert on April 24.

The third annual Concordia at Hill concert is set to take place at the prestigious Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. With a seating capacity of 3,500, Hill Auditorium is renowned as one of the world’s greatest concert halls, having hosted esteemed ensembles, orchestras, and speakers from around the globe. This year, the spotlight will once again shine on the CUAA Music Department as they take the stage to deliver a memorable performance. The Concordia Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Matthew Kay, will provide pre-concert music in the Hill Auditorium Lobby starting at 6:15 p.m.


  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
  • Location: Hill Auditorium | 825 N. University Ave. | Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tickets: This event is free and open to the public

Program Notes


  • Dr. William Perrine, Instrumental Groups
  • Dr. John Boonenberg, Choral Groups

Arborsong Will Perform:

  • Movements 1. Song and Music and 2. Remember from Two Rossetti Songs — Stephen Chatman

Concordia Wind Ensemble Will Perform:

  • Movements 1. Work Song, 2. Spritutal, and 3. Dance from From the Delta by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
  • Movements 1. 1789 – St. Louis Cathedral, 3. 1850 – Marie Laveau, and 2. 1810 – Jean Lafitte from L’Histoire de la Nouvelle Orleans by Alan Theisen (b. 1981) featuring Melissa Mashner, flute –Michigan Premiere
  • Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

Concordia Civic Orchestra Will Perform:

  • “O del mio dolce ardor” from Paride ed Elena by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) featuring Elijah Boye, Tenor – 2024 Kreft Aria Competition Winner
  • Movement 1. Allegro con brio from Piano Concerto no. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) featuring Calista Bickel, Piano – 2024 Kreft Concerto Competition Winner
  • Movement 1. Moderato assai, “Longing” from Symphony no. 1, “Afro-American”  by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
  • Danza del Sol by Kevin Day (b. 1996)

Concordia Choir Will Perform:

  • My Spirit is Uncaged by Paul Rardin (b. 1965)
  • A Red, Red Rose by James Mulholland (b. 1935)
  • Set Me as a Seal by Margaret Burk (b. 1990)
  • Wild Forces by Jake Runestead (b. 1986)

Combined Choir and Orchestra Will Perform:

  • Movements 1. Jubilate Deo.. and 7. …Omnis Terra! from Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest (b. 1978)

Moments from Last Year’s Concert at Hill Auditorium:

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