Upcoming Concerts


Note: All concerts are in Goodrich Chapel unless otherwise noted.

2017-2018 season

February 2018

February 10, 9:00 p.m. Jazz at Relli's (Cascarelli's of Albion)
February 18, 4:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra
February 23, 7:00 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble
High School Honor Band

March 2018

March 16, 7:30 p.m. David L. Strickler Concert
Concert Choir with guests
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
David Lang's the little match girl passion
March 25, 4:00 p.m. Faculty Recital (canceled)
March 24, 9:00 p.m. Jazz at Relli's (Cascarelli's of Albion)
March 29, 7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital
Sarah Manasreh, clarinet

April 2018

April 07, 4:00 p.m. Student Recital
Joshua McGarry, piano
April 08, 7:30 p.m. Student Recital
Ryan Powell, saxophone
April 13, 7:30 p.m. Concert Choir and Briton Singers
April 14, 9:00 p.m. Jazz at Relli's (Cascarelli's of Albion)
April 15, 4:00 p.m. Student Recital
Jessi Fore, viola
April 18, 7:30 p.m. Piano Studio Recital
April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
with Percussion Ensemble & 
Brazilian Drumming Ensemble

April 21, 4:30 p.m. Student Lecture Recital
Alyson Barra, piano
April 21, 7:30 p.m. Student Recital
Philip Meyer, voice
April 22, 4:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra
April 24, 7:30 p.m. Jazz in the Stack (Kellogg Center)
April 26, 7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Recital
Ben Buergel, oboe

This is the 2017-2018 season at Albion College. The use of cameras or other recording devices is strictly prohibited. All programs, artists, and dates are subject to change.

For questions, comments or updates, please contact Tiffany Paulson at 517/629-0481 or by email at for questions or confirmation.

2017 Spring Choir Tour

2017 Spring Choir Tour | Albion College

Albion College 2017 Spring Choir Tour

Albion College is pleased to present the 2017 Spring Choir Tour. Please join us in your area!

Dr. Clayton Parr, '80, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities has led the group since 2012. The tour is supported by The David L. Strickler Music Endowment Fund established by Albion College alumni and friends in honor of conductor Dr. David Strickler.

Thursday, March 2

Performance time: 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
620 Romeo Road
Rochester, Michigan 48307
Hosted by: Dr. William Jean Randall, Director of Music

Friday, March 3

Performance time: 7:30 p.m.
Dublin Presbyterian Church
5775 Dublinshire Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Hosted by: Betsy (Bacon) Grodhaus, '80

Saturday, March 4

Performance time: 7:00 p.m.
Fountain City United Methodist Church
212 Hotel Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
Hosted by: Leslie Graves,Director of Music

Sunday, March 5

Worship service: 11:15 a.m.
Peachtree Road United
Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Hosted by: Ruth Somerville, Music and Arts Administrator

Sunday, March 5

Performance time: 7:00 p.m.
Porterfield Memorial United
Methodist Church
2200 Dawson Road
Albany, Georgia 31707
Hosted by: Rose Palazzolo

Monday, March 6

Performance time: 7:00 p.m.
Allendale United Methodist Church
3803 Haines Road North
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33703
Hosted by: Rev. Andy Oliver, Pastor

Tuesday, March 7

Detroit Tigers Spring Training
Game 1:05 p.m.
National Anthem Performance
Publix Field at
Joker Marchant Stadium
Al Kaline Drive
2301 Lake Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Hosted by: Dan Lauer

Register now

Kindly direct questions to 517/629-1835 or email . All tour concerts are free to the public.

Dr. Matthew Kay

An innovative and versatile performer, composer, and teacher, Matthew Kay has played around the world with some of the world's finest musicians. With a desire to engage audiences with a unique experience, Matthew's performances span a diverse range of genres such as traditional british brass band music, classical music, electronica, jazz, gospel, and Roma gypsy music.

Matthew has played with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Big Band and the Southern Tier Orchestra. In 1998, he became the British Cornet Champion, shortly after joining the world-renowned Yorkshire Building Society Band. During his seven years with the band, they became widely regarded as the best brass band in the world winning the European Brass Band Championships a record six times, touring Europe and Australia, and recorded several internationally acclaimed CDs.

Matthew has a doctorate in trumpet performance at Michigan State University. He is the founder of Slavistar, a Roma gypsy style band, which blends traditional Eastern European folk tunes with jazz, funk and soul.


High School Honor Band

Friday, February 23, 2018

The High School Honor Band provides talented student musicians with the opportunity to rehearse and perform some of the best in wind band literature (both new and old) within a traditional symphonic band setting comprised of other high school students from across the state of Michigan.

Apply Now

The High School Honor Band takes place on Friday, February 23, 2018 on the campus of Albion College. It begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration/check-in and light breakfast and concludes after our 7:00 p.m. evening concert. Conducted by Director of Bands, Samuel McIlhagga, the band will meet for two major rehearsals and perform in concert that same evening with the Albion College Symphonic Band.

Program to be selected from the following:

  • Whirlwind - Jodie Blackshaw
  • Awakenings - Kimberly Archer
  • Hambone - Libby Larsen
  • Blessed are They - arr. Barbara Beuhlman
  • ...and then the Universe exploded - Olivia Kieffer

How to Apply

With the event being only one day, we plan to select participants and assign/mail all parts ahead of time to allow students time to practice. The group is open to all high school woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians through:

  1. A submitted application, and
  2. Their director's recomendation. (Directors will be notified via email when a student from their school has applied)

Deadline for application and audition materials is Friday, December 15, 2017.

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