Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival Brings 1000 Singers To WMU

Mar 12, 2019

A conductor leads the 1000-voice chorus in a past festival
Credit WMU School of Music

The Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, an annual day-long festival that brings over 1000 high-school singers to Western Michigan University for a day of learning, rehearsing and performing, will be held on Thursday, March 14 with a final concert beginning at 7 pm in Miller Auditorium. Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams will prepare and conduct a concert of joyful works by leading the singers from the stage, facing the main floor where the singers will be standing. The audience sits above in the Grand Tier for the free performance.

Dr. Adams and Carl Doubleday, who served as Director of Concerts at the WMU School of Music until 2010, share their perspectives on the festival, with Doubleday offering historical tidbits from the festival's 81 year existence.


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