Ann Arbor's world-class choral ensemble presents songs named for people
Our venue has changed, but this celebratory event that has become an Ann Arbor staple continues to thrive. This year's theme revolves around songs named for people, from the courtly Elizabeth to the ordinary Joe. As usual, pop, Hollywood and Broadway make up the fare, featuring soloists, as well as small and large ensembles. Join us for food, drinks, and fun at our annual fundraiser!
For more than two 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. VAE performs with a core group of about 24 and presents a highly varied repertoire, from Josquin to Bolcom. Benjamin Cohen, noted conductor, composer and playwright, became music director in 2000. VAE is a non-profit chamber ensemble run by an elected board of directors. The ensemble includes professional singers and instrumentalists, and enjoys a diverse membership drawn from the Ann Arbor area, with singers chosen on the basis of musicianship. VAE has been invited to perform throughout Michigan, collaborating with local artists and ensembles, and has been the featured choir with the Ann Arbor Symphony.