Night of Singing, April 27

The Concordia University Ann Arbor music department presents the 3rd annual ‘Night of Singing’ on Friday, April 27 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. 

CUAA will welcome special guest choir The Boychoir of Ann Arbor conducted by Dr. John Boonenberg. The Boychoir will join the Concordia choirs, Ann Arbor Brass, and organist Philip Rowland in a performance of John Rutter’s triumphant and joyful Gloria.

“We are very excited about the addition of The Boychoir of Ann Arbor to our program this year.  Certainly, the variety of music and choral ensembles create a unique event that people will really enjoy,” said CUAA Director of Choirs Dr. Brian Altevogt. “We’re expecting a joyful response and are delighted at the opportunity to combine all our choirs and to share their work with our community.”

Selections for this concert are chosen based on their accessibility—songs where beauty and warmth are transparent and quickly understood.  Most of the texts are sung in English and the songs offer simple, yet heart-warming expressions of faith, love, and hope.

Each of Concordia’s five choirs and The Boychoir of Ann Arbor will sing individual songs, then combine with the Ann Arbor Brass for John Rutter’s Gloria.

Performance ensembles for the 2018 Night of Singing include:
Concordia Choir, Brian Altevogt, conductor
Women’s Chorale, Natalie Downs, conductor
Concordia Arborsong, Brian Altevogt, conductor
Men’s Chorus, Brian Altevogt, conductor
Concordia Gospel Choir, Geoffrey Stanton, conductor
The Boychoir of Ann Arbor, John Boonenberg, conductor
Philip Rowland, organ and piano
John Boonenberg, piano

Tickets to a night of singing are available for $10.00 preceding the show or by advance purchase at the Concordia Box Office, (734) 995-7537.

Click here for a complete listing of Concordia University Ann Arbor’s music department performances.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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