For a complete listing of AC events, check out the Calendar page.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Encompass Presents:

Sunday, March 8th

Encompass is one of the largest multicultural shows on campus, and has something for EVERYONE. We showcase performing arts of various cultural groups- a full list of performers is listed on the flyer I've attached. This annual show explores different facets of diversity through music and dance- from Groove to th Korean group Sinaboro, from Armenians to a hip hop group.

It takes place this Sunday, March 8 at the Power Center, and tickets are available for $6 at MUTO or for $7 at the door. All proceeds of the show to go Project Suyana, a campus organization devoted to developing health care in rural Peruvian communities.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009


Meet outside State Theater
Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th

We will be bucketing this weekend, fri + sat, starting at 6 PM (contrary to what the sheet said, but we decided it'd be best to get a head-start and catch those "early to eat" dinner-goers). We will be meeting on State St., underneath the State Theater sign (or urban outfitters, for you hipsters out there). We should be providing a bucket, but if you have one to bring, by all means, bring it! The more, the merrier! Besides, that might mean we can split up and cover a bit more territory... which would be quite awesome.

If you wish to join us, the songs we'll be singing are:

  • "Brother" ala John Trotter warm-ups
  • "We Shall Fight" ala Eugene Roger Warm-ups
  • "I Need You to Survive" ala winter semester AC concert 2008 (easy to pick up + learn)

We may sing some stuff from this semester if people are up for it, or just other songs we want to sing. It'll be a fun time either way!

Diag Board Coloring

After Class in the MLB
Tuesday, March 10th

It's really important these look good, so make sure you come. There will be tasty sugar incentives if you do!

Bake Sales

Haven/Mason Hall
Tuesday, March 10th

Chem Atrium
Wednesday, March 11th

Speaking of sugary goodness, we will be having bake sales on 3/10 and 3/11. There will be sign-up sheets going around in class today for people to sign-up for shifts to come work (hourly), and also to bring baked goods / candy / Kroger / Meijer brand treats. It's fun, it's delicious, and it's a great way to hang out with your favorite AC people and get strangers to buy things from you. Even if you don't sign up, you should stop by and say hello, or maybe even buy something (*gasp!*). We need lots of treats! Please please please sign up!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009


From the E-Board

We will be bucketing around downtown Ann Arbor on Friday and Saturday, starting at 6pm. We'll meet under the State Theater and then go from there. We'll be singing the songs we practiced after rehearsal the week before spring break. Even if you didn't attend the extra rehearsals, we would love for you to join us! We'll probably sing until around 7pm.

From the Secretary

  • T-shirt Orders are now being taken on the CTools wiki. We'll need at least 11 people to place orders to get a price around $11. To place your order, log onto CTools, click "Wiki" in the menu bar to the left, click "T-Shirt Orders" and then "Edit". Add your name to the list, your color of choice (light blue or light pink), and your size. Be sure to hit save when you're done!
  • A carpool signup will be sent out in class today for the pre-hill concert. If you leave before it gets to you (or you miss class today) PLEASE email Mo ASAP.

From the VP

We will be coloring Diag boards for our concert after rehearsal on Tuesday, March 10th. Please join us for however long you want! It's always lots of fun, and there's usually candy!

From the Webmaster

The latest AC attendence list has been posted to CTools. You can find it under Resources > Class Documents or on the home page of the Wiki. Please make sure your attendence record is correct!

Sunday, Feb 8th, 2009

Another Social Event?!

Pre-Valentine's Day Party!
Friday, Feb. 13th

Don't feel down if you're dateless this Valentine's Day: come and GET DOWN!

The Arts Chorale is throwing together a get-together, and we want you to get it together and get together with your fellow singers.

Feel free to bring your desperate friends, random strangers (check with your local police station for a list of people you shouldn't bring), family (pets not included), or stand-up cut-outs of your favorite celebrities. Everyone is welcome!

Location is TBD - check out the Facebook Event page for more details.


From the Secretary

Having attendence issues? Feeling sick the day of a rehearsal or have a pop exam on a Tuesday or Thursday (we know it couldn't be a planned exam, of course, because you would have told us about it at the beginning of the semester if it had been)? Now, it's easier than ever to let both Mo and John about your absences: simply send a quick email, and you'll be in the clear! Assuming, of course, you have a legitimate excuse...

Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2009

Social Events

Dinner at Chipotle
Thursday, Feb. 5th

Come join us for dinner after rehearsal at Chipotle! We'll leave the MLB at 6pm and walk over there together as a group for more good food and fun. Hope to see you there!

KaMiKaZe Theater
Saturday, Feb. 7th
East Quad Auditorium

RC Players Present KaMiKaZe Theater, a semi-annual 24-hour theater production. A cast of 24 people comprised of actors, script-writers, directors, and technicians gather at 8pm the previous night and have exactly 24 hours to write, stage, set, memorize, publicize, and produce a full show. This is one night only! Best of all, it's FREE! Come watch Dan Cox, Sean Fitzgerald, Alyssa Halgren, Codi Sharp, Charlie Steiner, Andrea Stokfisz, and Kathryn Wainfan perform in KaMiKaZe Theater, and see what all the hubub is all about!

Executive Board Announcements

From the Music Manager

We have three additional pieces of music that were passed out last Thursday. If you did not get a new folder with the music, please see John Niesen before class today!

From the Webmaster

The AC Google Calendar has been updated, and now contains the Performance Ready Schedule. Please look at this regularly or put it in your own calendar (or even better, add it to your Google calendar using the links on the Calendar page!) to avoid unpleasant surprises in class throughout the term. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Upcoming Arts Chorale Social Events

Karaoke at Heidelberg
Wednesday, Jan. 28th

Come join us Wednesday evening at the Heidelberg for karaoke! We'll meet outside the State Theater (corner of State and Liberty) at 9:30 and then walk over together. It's always great fun for everyone! It's only $3 for people 18+, and just $1 for those who are inclined to be 21+. Hope to see you there!

Children of Eden
Friday, Feb. 6th @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 7th @ 1pm AND 8pm
St. Mary's Student Parish

Come see Children of Eden performed at St. Mary's Student Parish! It's promising to be an amazing show, featuring one of our own, Jen Leija! Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the parish office (corner of Thompson St. and Williams St.). See Jen for details.

KaMiKaZe Theater
Saturday, Feb. 7th
East Quad Auditorium

RC Players Present KaMiKaZe Theater, a semi-annual 24-hour theater production. A cast of 24 people comprised of actors, script-writers, directors, and technicians gather at 8pm the previous night and have exactly 24 hours to write, stage, set, memorize, publicize, and produce a full show. This is one night only! Best of all, it's FREE! Come watch some of Arts Chorale's very own perform in KaMiKaZe Theater, and see what all the hubub is all about!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Arts Chorale Retreat

The retreat lived up to the standards set by its predecessors, and great fun was had by all! Thanks to everyone who helped made it so successful!

Upcoming Event

Fundraising Committee First Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 27th

Come join us at our first fundraising committee meeting right after class. It will be a short meeting to determine interest and to bounce ideas off of each other.

Arts Chorale Goes Digital

Podcasts are available
Tuesday, Jan. 27th

The Arts Chorale CTools site can now stream various pieces of music that we will be singing directly to your computer! Simply log onto the CTools site, click the Arts Chorale tab, and then click "Podcasts" from the left-hand menu. From there, you can stream MP3s of real recordings of each mass movement that we will be singing in class. Check back throughout the semester for more postings!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Upcoming Events

Relay For Life Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 20th
3:30pm - 4:00pm | 6:00pm-6:30pm

Interested in joining the Arts Chorale Relay for Life team? Come to the first meeting and decide if it's right for you! This year's theme is Road Trip, and Arts Chorale Team theme is 42nd Street / Broadway. Come to either meeting time - both will cover the same information. If you're planning on joining the team, please register online at the American Cancer Society website (search for "AC and Friends") and bring $10 for the team registration fee.

Dinner at Potbelly's
Tuesday, Jan. 20th

Come join us for dinner after rehearsal at Potbelly's! We'll leave the MLB at 6pm and walk over there together as a group for good food and fun. Hope to see you there!

Arts Chorale puts the "Treat" in Retreat
Saturday, Jan. 24th
12:45pm - 6pm

Meet at the Cube (by the Union) at 12:45 for the carpool caravan up to the Huron Hills Baptist Church. Don't forget your music and your pencil, as we will be rehearsing throughout the day. This event is MANDITORY and also plenty of fun! There will be free food and fun games to play to help everybody get to know each other and, of course, great music making! Please arrive at the cube on time so that we can get started precisely at 1:30pm. We will be finished by around 5:30pm, so you can expect to be back at the cube by 6pm latest. If you cannot attend any or all of the retreat, you MUST contact John and Mo by Tuesday, Jan. 20th.


From the Excec Board:

Don't forget that people can join Arts Chorale until Jan. 27th - so if you have friends who like to sing, please bring them with you to class! We especially need more men, so invite all of your male friends!

From the Treasurer and Music Manager:

If you haven't paid your dues yet, please do so! Dues are due on Jan. 27th, but the earlier you pay, the earlier you get to keep your music! Dues are $45 for new members (this includes a refundable $10 music deposit) and $35 for returning members. Please make checks payable to "UM Arts Chorale" or put cash in an envelope with your name on it and give it to Carrie as soon as possible!

From the Webmaster:

If you want to make announcements in class for your particular club / organization / charity, etc., please send an email to acofficers, and we will give you time to make your announcment in class as well as put it on the website and the "AC Extras" Google calendar.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

First Week of Arts Chorale

First Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 13th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Mass Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 15th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, October 9th, 2008

Important Events

Pre-Hill Concert
Sunday, Nov. 16
8:30am - 2:00pm

We are performing at Huron Hills Baptist Church (located at 3150 Glazier Way) during both of their morning services. This event is REQUIRED so plan to be there until 2:00pm.

Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, Nov. 18
4:00pm - 7:30pm

Note that this is during rehearsal, but it goes until 7:30pm instead of 6:00pm. It's still in MLB Aud 4, same as always.

Fall Hill Concert
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:00pm call time, 8:00pm concert

Call time is 6:00pm in Hill Auditorium. The concert will start at 8:00pm. There is free admission, so be sure to invite everyone you know so we can have a great turnout! Be sure to go to the Banquet at Cottage Inn after the concert as well, the cost for AC members is only $10 (great deal) and parents/guests cost $15.

Concert Facebook Event

Here's the link:
Now go an invite all of your friends/family/acquaintances! This is our 60th Anniversary Fall concert and we want it to be huge!

Calendar UPDATED

I've modified the Google Calendar so you can add a single calendar containing all AC-related events by clicking HERE. Also, check out the calendar for a few new events this week!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008


Thursday (9/18) and Tuesday (9/22)

Thank you to all who have auditioned thus far! And for those who haven't, good luck and don't sweat it (just ask someone who has already auditioned)! If you have not signed up for a time yet, please talk to Rachel or send an email to We hope to finish up all of the auditions by next Tuesday (9/22) evening, thanks to everyone for your patience.

This Semester's Repertoire

Our repertoire for the Fall 2008 semester (at this point) includes:

  • "Verleih uns Frieden" - Felix Mendelssohn
  • "Due North" - Stephen Chatman
    1. "Mountains"
    2. "Trees"
    3. "Woodpecker"
    4. "Varied Thrushes"
    5. "Mosquitoes"
  • "You Have Ravished My Heart" - Stephen Chatman
  • "A Maiden Is In A Ring" - Hugo Alfvén
  • "The Drunken Sailor" - arr. Robert Sund
  • "Le Pont Mirabeau" (The Bridge Mirabeau) - Lionel Daunais
  • "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One" - Healey Willan
  • "Ecco, Quel Fiero Istante" K.436 (Lo, Time's Most Cruel Moments) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 2. "Se lontan, ben mio tu sei" (from K.438) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 5. "Luci care, luci belle" (from K.346) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music Folders

We apologize for the delay in acquiring music folders for all of you, but we assure you that if you pay your dues, you will get a music folder. We will have them for you as soon as they become available to us. Meanwhile, continue to share off of those around you and we'll work with what we have.

Class Syllabus

If you weren't at the Mass Meeting, or if you lost the syllabus that was handed out, follow the link below to download the syllabus:

Download the Syllabus - Microsoft Office Document (.doc)

Thursday, September 4th, 2008


Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Interested in joining us this year?
Whether you have been in choirs for years or just started singing, we want you to sing with us!!
Come to our first meeting to find out what we're all about!
No commitment, just come check us out!


Check out the Facebook Event page for more information and we hope to see you on Tuesday!!

Calendar Added

Be sure to check out the new Calendar page to see a complete (as of now) and up-to-date list of upcoming AC events! And if you already use Google Calendars, just click on the button in the bottom right to add the events to your own personal calendar!


Check out all the updates throughout the website and be sure to keep checking back for more throughout the year!