Art by Hollyann Stewart
We round out 2023 with two major works. British composer Cecilia McDowall's Magnificat, a setting of the Canticle of Mary for choir and small instrumental ensemble, is a piece that is by turns fiery, elegant, playful and meditative. The second half features the great Gloria by Vivaldi, with all its defining ebullience, crunching dissonances and lightning-fast finale.
About the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor
For three decades, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor has maintained a tradition of professional excellence in the performance of fine choral music. Founded in 1992 as a small chamber group devoted to a-cappella singing, the group has solidified its reputation as one of the premier chamber ensembles in the region, performing several concerts each season.