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South Dakota Symphony, April 4 & 5, 2020

Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt

Requiem by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Delta David Gier, Music Director

Hannah Lu, soprano

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

Timothy Bentch, tenor

Stephen Bryant, baritone

Washington Pavilion

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Elm Ensemble Evensong, October 13, 2019

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Conducted by Sally Messner

Program includes:

"Anthem: O Praise The Lord of Heaven" by William Billings

"Nun danket alle Gott" by Johann Pachelbel

"Shields" from Wyeth's Repository, Part 2nd

and more


Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

St. James Episcopal Church

3279 Broad Street

Dexter, Michigan


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Elm Ensemble Evensong, February 23, 2020

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Conducted by Sally Messner

Program :

Schütz Habe deine Lust an dem Herren

Schütz Herr wenn ich nur dich habe

Hassler Cantate Domino

Purcell Let My Prayer

arr. Walker Hail the blest morn!


Sunday, February 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

3279 Broad Street

Dexter, Michigan


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Elm Ensemble - Evensong April 2019

I love singing with the Elm Ensemble.

One of the best parts of singing with the Elm Ensemble is raising money for good causes, which is a part of the Evensongs I've participated in. As part of the April 2019 Evensong a freewill collection was taken for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Washtenaw County, where the Elm Ensemble is based.

The collection was quite awesome that day.


The NAMI Washtenaw County has received $417 from the freewill offering that day! That's outst…

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Evensong: Sacred Harp 2018

Last Fall I joined up with the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan for a fantastic weekend of music-making. (There may have been excellent food & drink involved, but that's just between you and me. Bacon-fried Brussels sprouts, that's all I'm saying.)

The Elm Ensemble has published the recordings we made as a playlist on YouTube, which is fabulous and fantastic!

I'd like to draw your attention to this recording of Mary to Her Savior's Tomb, Sacred Harp 451, which was at the time the first recording…

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Happy Holidays to One and All!

Yes, this website has been very quiet, as I've been very (very) busy building my business GermanWithNicole.com.

Music is still a part of my life, however I've made the very responsible decision to stop trying to do everything all at once and decided that this website just has to wait. its. turn.

That doesn't mean I don't think of you all, however, because I do. :) I see the statistics and know that some of you still stop by occasionally to listen to the music and to check out what is(n't) new.


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Elm Ensemble: Evensong

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

St. James' Episcopal Church

3279 Broad Street

Dexter, Michigan

Early Americana - Southern Harmony/Shape Note Singing

from S.M. Denson, William Billings, and more.

I love what the church has on their website:

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to l…

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Check out the photos of Evensong in Dexter, MI last weekend

Our Easter Evensong in Dexter, Michigan (just west of Ann Arbor) was a delight! It was a weekend of singing, community and connecting people with music. This Evensong service also functioned as a fundraiser for a club at this church, it's called the Open Hearts Club; this club it will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive drop-in space for area youth.

I think we can all get behind that. ♥

Here's a photo showing all the wonderful people who were singing, including several folks I'd sung with previou…

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