Summer Sunset Vespers Concerts

A staple since the 1800s when families used to gather at the end of the day to sing hymns, this ongoing tradition has evolved into a magnificently eclectic concert series with something for everyone. Attendees will find an exciting blend of returning faculty and talented newcomers, all seamlessly woven together for an enriching evening of vocal and instrumental music for the whole family.

Concerts are held in Hall Auditorium at 8pm (Outdoor stage in front of Hall Auditorium will be used if required by State of Michigan indoor occupancy requirements).

No Place Like Home – June 27, 2021 @ 8pm

The official opening concert of the 2021 season features contributions of world-famous violinist Hugo Gottesman, composer Irving Berlin, and other immigrants as we all seek to find our place in this world. Underwritten by the William Davis Green Foundation, this concert features a seamless, spiritual evening of music celebrating our season’s theme.

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Red, White and Blues – July 4, 2021 @ 8pm

An explosive evening of music, nostalgia, and fun for the whole family, we feature songs and stories that will begin your week of holiday celebrations as we rocket toward Independence Day.

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On Broadway – July 11, 2021 @ 8pm

In our annual tribute to Broadway, you’ll hear music from the Great White Way of today and yesteryear. Sponsored by William Davis Green Foundation.

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The Winner Takes It All – July 18, 2021 @ 8pm

Award-winning music from the Emmys, Grammys, & the Oscars brings an hour of familiar songs to the Bay View stage tonight, featuring music from Bobby McFerrin, Peter Schickele, Judy Garland and film composer Ennio Morricone. Underwritten by Bay View Woman’s Council.

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Could It Be Magic? – July 25, 2021 @ 8pm

A musical romp of magic and music will have you Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by bagatelles of Beethoven and a bit of That Old Black Magic.

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The 1960’s: Elton John Meets Ellington – Aug. 1, 2021 @ 8pm

As pop star Elton John blazes onto the stage, the 1960’s also saw tremendous artistic output from artists like Duke Ellington, Elizabeth Taylor, and other icons of the era.

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Finale: Spectrum Brass and Friends – Aug. 8, 2021 @ 8pm

Bask in the power and beauty of the brass instrument family as Spectrum Brass closes the season with a bang.

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