Choral group performs for hope

By |2007-11-22T09:00:00-05:00November 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|

The Eleventh Annual Evening of Sacred Song, a seasonal celebration of peace, community, and spirit, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare’s Episcopal Church on Packard Road in Ann Arbor
All proceeds after expenses will be donated to New Hope Outreach Clinic and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Michigan Criminal Justice Program
Sacred Song, a multi-ethnic choral group with lesbian members, sings both acapella and with accompaniment on guitar, flute, bass, keyboard, and percussion. Since 1995, the group’s annual December concerts have affirmed the values of social justice and spiritual inclusiveness.
“We create the musical program collectively each year,” said out musical director Jeanne Mackey in a statement. “Each song is sacred to the member who brought it. Over the years, we’ve had originals, Motown classics; Latin American, Jewish, and African folk songs; chants for Mother Earth; African American spirituals, and even a camp song or two! Last year, many of the songs were about peace. This year, hope and faith are major themes.”
Sliding scale donation: $5-$20. Admission is free for children under age 12. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit

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