The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club is thrilled to invite you to their concert, titled To Repair on Friday, May 13 in Kenilworth Union Church. This concert is part of our two-week tour across the Midwest—our first tour in three years!
Conducted by Professor Mark Stover, our program will highlight the world premiere of the titular multi-movement work To Repair, composed by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. This poignant piece focuses on confronting racial inequity and inspiring hope for a better America, incorporating elements of traditional African American spirituals and text from notable Black authors. The project was born from Wondemagegnehu’s 60-day pilgrimage across the eastern United States, where he fully immersed himself within Black communities to learn more about the struggles faced by marginalized individuals.
In addition to the premiere of To Repair, our concert also features works composed by Benjamin Britten, Uzee Brown, Michael McGlynn, Connor Koppin, Rosephanye Powell, Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Timothy C. Takach. Audiences can also expect to hear rousing renditions of classic University of Michigan repertoire. There’s something for everyone in this program, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Go Blue!