Lessons and Carols to Set Tone for Season

Goodrich Chapel steeple, Albion College

Goodrich Chapel steeple, Albion College
Albion College's 49th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols takes place Sunday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. New this year is the collection of personal comfort items (hats, gloves, toiletries) and monetary donations for Albion Interfaith Ministries and the Albion/Homer United Way. The performance will also be broadcast live on the College's Ustream channel.

Keyboard Collaborative: Albion College Piano Festival Tunes Up

Piano keys (free stock photo)

Piano keys (free stock photo)
The lush, beautiful sounds that can only come from a grand piano will fill Goodrich Chapel November 5-9, as approximately 50 accomplished students and masters of the instrument showcase their craft during the seventh annual Albion College Piano Festival. Guest recitals, student competitions across a range of abilities, and master classes will make for a rousing weekend. All events are free and open to the public.

High School Vocalists Gather for Albion College's Choral Fest

The steeple atop Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.

The steeple atop Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.
More than 280 high school students from southern Michigan will gather at Albion College's Goodrich Chapel for Choral Fest on Friday, October 17. The Marshall Singers and groups from 10 other high schools will perform throughout the day. At 2:30 p.m., all groups will gather with Albion College students for a short performance featuring more than 300 vocalists.

Albion College Piano Festival 2014

November 5-9

Adjudicated by Kevin Chance and Edmund Battersby

Opening recitals in Goodrich Chapel:

Edmund Battersby - Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm

Kevin Chance - Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm

The Albion College Piano Festival began in the fall of 2008. It was inspired by the memory of Vera Reed, an Albion resident and piano teacher who taught into her nineties and played even later in her life. While there is a competition element, and students can compete for cash prizes, it is our hope that students will find this festival to be more about performing, meeting and hearing other students, and taking lessons/master classes from Albion Faculty and guest artists. In other words, we view this festival as educational first and foremost.

Categories Offered:

Early Beginner
Late Beginner
Early Intermediate
Late Intermediate
2 Piano Concerto / Piano Duo / Piano Four-Hands

Registration documents available at albion.edu/piano-fest

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