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Zion Concert Series

Measure for Measure

Steven Lorenz, director

 Sunday, April 2nd at 4 p.m.
General Admission: $10
12 and under: $5

Measure for Measure was founded in 1988 by five University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club alumni, in an effort to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus.  Under the leadership of its founding conductor, Dr. Leonard L. Riccinto, Measure for Measure debuted in April 1989.  Since then, the ensemble has grown more than fourfold, with members from throughout southeast Michigan.


Measure for Measure’s efforts to promote male choral singing have led to performances throughout Michigan, the United States, Canada, and Europe.  Measure for Measure has been a featured performer at conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, and the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc.  Measure for Measure has also collaborated with the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, Oakland, Plymouth, Rochester, and Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestras, and soloists Ara Berberian, Glenda Kirkland, and Jennifer Larson.  The men of Measure for Measure embrace the belief that singing is for a lifetime. Every season they conduct concerts and activities that encourage young vocal ensembles.


Over the past twenty-eight seasons, Measure for Measure has performed benefit concerts for charitable organizations including Dawn Farm, Hope Clinic, United Way, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Pontiac, Mott’s Children’s Hospital, Save-A-Heart Foundation, Saline Area Social Services, Memory Support Center at Brecon Village, the Livingston Arts Council, Branch United Youth Choir and Eastern Michigan University.


Measure for Measure has produced eight recordings, including:  Discover Measure for Measure (1988), Measure for Measure at Orchestra Hall (1995), 10th Anniversary – A Celebration in Song (1998), A Celebration of Christmas (2000), A Measure of American Songs (2003), Plenty Good Room (2009), Silver Anniversary – 25 Years of Song (2013), and Shout Glory! (2014).


What was, at first, an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus has grown into a fine regional ensemble that is winning acclaim wherever it goes.”     The Ann Arbor News


“. . . . the big, full sound of Measure for Measure and the precision of their canonic entries left no doubt that  this is a choir to be reckoned with. . . modern voicing’s, tight tone clusters, a perfect a cappella section and a rhapsodic accompaniment, with razor-edge intonation and interpretation – it was a flawless performance.”     The Kitchener, Ontario Record


“Now in their 19th year, Measure for Measure is recognized as one of the finest male choruses in the country”.  Ron Bemrich


“The Drama, the power, the camaraderie, the sonority and – yes- the humor combined to give all of us a memorable entertaining experience”.         Milton Olsson, President American Choir Directors Association

Zion Concert Series
2016-2017 Season

Sunday, Sept. 25th at 4 p.m. – Marissa Olin, flute with Loretta Cetkovic, piano

Sunday, Oct. 16th at 3 p.m.- Elgin Clingaman, organ and piano

Sunday, Nov. 13th at 4 p.m.- The Stephen Lynerd Group – Sacred Jazz Concert*
(Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Seniors and Students; Ages 10 and under free)
Tickets can be purchased in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings or the church office during the week

Saturday, Dec. 10th at 4 p.m.- The Detroit Lutheran Singers*
(Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Seniors and Students over 12; Children Free)

Saturday, Feb. 11th at 4 p.m. – Eastern Michigan University Choir

Sunday, Apr. 2nd at 4 p.m.- Measure for Measure*
$10 General Admission/12 and under $5

*Ticketed event

For more information about the Zion Concert Series,
please contact Natalie Downs: ndowns@zlc-aa.org

Other Musical Events Happening at Zion 

Friday, Mar. 24th at 7 p.m. – Alison Hendricks CD release Concert

Sunday, Mar. 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. – Celebrate Music at Zion Concert

Sunday, Jul. 23rd at 9:00 a.m. and 11:11 a.m. worship – Ugandan Kids Choir

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