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Concert preview: The Celebris Choral Festival

 Jane Kozhevnikova and Joel Snyder in the studio
C. Lieurance
Jane Kozhevnikova and Joel Snyder in the studio

The Celebris Ensemble is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a free choral concert at 4 pm on Saturday, May 6 at First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, featuring a community sing of Gabriel Faure's Requiem. Founder Joel Snyder and composer Jane Kozhevnikova share the details with Cara Lieurance.

Celebris (pronounced "CHELL-uh-brees") is also celebrating another year of its competition for choral composers. They'll perform the winning work on Saturday, along with more compositions by Kozhevnikova and Snyder.

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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