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Zion Concert Series

Ugandan Kids Choir

Sunday, July 23rd
9:30 a.m. and 11:11 a.m. worship services

A free-will offering will be collected for the choir at each service


The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope—sharing the power of
God’s love through traditional music and dance. As they tour the US, they delight
audiences with their high-energy performances and infectious joy.

Each choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda.
The children are chosen for their enthusiasm, ability, and dedication—
all of which make them potential leaders when they return to their communities.

They are eager to perform for you, and provide you an opportunity to help poor children
around the world, put an end to poverty, hunger and corruption.

Luther Community Choir
Part of the Luther Quincentennial Celebration at Zion Lutheran

Concert on Sunday, September 24th at 4 p.m.
Free Admission


Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, MI) will be hosting a Luther Community Choir event, in which all SE Michigan Synod congregations and community members are invited to sing and celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation through song. All singers are welcome to participate in this synod-wide event. Our guest conductor will be choral conductor and award-winning composer Dr. Zebulon Highben who will lead us through many different styles of choral music relevant to the themes of the Reformation. Zion Lutheran has commissioned Dr. Highben to compose a choral piece for the 500th anniversary, and the choir will premiere the composition at the concert.

The Luther Community Choir Event Schedule is as follows (all events at Zion Lutheran 1501 W. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI):

Friday, September 22nd – Welcome and Evening Rehearsal with Dr. Highben (time TBD)

Saturday, September 23rd – Morning Rehearsal, Lunch on your own in Ann Arbor, Afternoon rehearsal

Dr. Zebulon M. Highben

Sunday, September 24th– Rehearsal before the concert (time TBD), Concert at 4 p.m. Free admission.

Music will be given out over the summer to all singers who register. Please register by June 30th, so we can plan on how much music to have available. There is no fee for the music. Rehearsals will be offered in the summer for those in the Ann Arbor area on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Those who wish to rehearse on their own may do so, but it will be expected that all notes are learned in preparation for the September rehearsals.

If you would like to register your church choir or individuals for this event, please contact Natalie Emptage Downs, Director of Choirs and Special Music at Zion Lutheran: ndowns@zlc-aa.org  or (734) 994-4455.


For more information on Dr. Highben, please visit his website: http://www.zebulonhighben.com/.

We hope that you will join us for this special synod-wide music event as we lift praises up to God in song and celebrate our Reformation history and faith.

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 

Sunday, Jul. 23rd at 9:30 a.m. and 11:11 a.m. worship – Ugandan Kids Choir

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