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Travel Many of the performers in HFC choral and instrumental ensembles have the opportunity to participate in concert tours. Tour locations in North America have included Chicago, Hawaii, Stratford, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. HFC groups have also traveled to Europe over the past several years, visiting France, Germany, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Spain, and Switzerland. Proceeds from the annual HFC President’s Collage Concert help to make this travel possible.
recordings HFC music groups have released several CDs, including recordings of every President’s Collage Concert since 1997. Please contact Kevin Dewey for more information.
Bookings HFC bands and choirs are available for bookings such as weddings, conventions, dances, and church or civic functions. Proceeds from these engagements help to defray travel expenses for student ensembles. For information, please contact Rick Goward or Kevin Dewey.
Joining an HFc ensemBle Open rehearsals are held at the beginning of each semester for Blue Fusion, Concert Choir, Studio 110, and Vanguard Voices. Notices are posted in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center. For information about these open rehearsals or auditions for these and other ensembles, please contact Rick Goward or Kevin Dewey.
g. kevin dewey, choral director firstname.lastname@example.org, 313 845-6474
rick l. goward, instrumental director email@example.com, 313 845-9699
randall l. knight, assistant director firstname.lastname@example.org, 313 845-6367
HFcc music WeBsiTe www.hfcc.edu/music
Big Band The Henry Ford Big Band, founded in 1981, has performed at major jazz festivals throughout the world. They have entertained at the last four Presidential Inaugural Celebrations in Washington, D.C., and were headliners, with Sonny Rollins, Norah Jones,and Tom Jones, at the “Jazz à Juan” festival in France in 2012. In addition to concerts, the Big Band performs numerous dance engagements throughout the year.
Blue Fusion This entertaining vocal jazz ensemble presents exciting music in a variety of styles, performing with Big Band, their own trio, or a cappella. Blue Fusion has traveled with Studio 110 for concert tours to Chicago and Toronto.
Henry Ford cHorus Featuring the talents of HFC students, faculty and staff, as well as local residents, the Henry Ford Chorus sings a variety of music including classical, pop, jazz, and Broadway hits. The group has traveled to Chicago, Notre Dame, Stratford, and Toronto for concert tours.
meTropoliTan sympHony Band The largest community college concert band in Michigan, the Symphony Band includes HFC music students, advanced placement high school students, students from neighboring universities, and members of the community. They perform traditional concert band literature and orchestral transcriptions.
midnigHT Blue This accomplished vocal jazz ensemble performs the most challenging vocal jazz arrangements with big band, their own trio, or a cappella. Midnight Blue joined forces with the Big Band for special performances for the last three Presidential Inaugural Celebrations in Washington, D.C.
renaissance voices The women of Renaissance Voices enjoy performing the finest in treble choral literature in a variety of styles and languages. The ensemble has taken four overseas concert tours and released three CDs.
sTudio 110 The members of Studio 110, an eclectic mix of musicians from recent high school graduates to retirees, perform a wide selection of jazz favorites in their concerts. Studio 110 has traveled with Blue Fusion for concert tours to Chicago and Toronto.
sympHonic Wind ensemBle Known as HFC’s “instrumental honors group,” the Symphonic Wind Ensemble features the top musicians from other HFC bands in performances of challenging compositions and transcriptions.
vanguard voices This 75-voice chorus, sponsored by the City of Dearborn Recreation Department and choir-in-residence at HFC, performs the best in traditional and contemporary choral music. Vanguard Voices is proud to sponsor Vanguard Premieres, a composition contest and commission program which has introduced more than 40 new compositions to the choral world.
Join The HFc Music Program 2014-2015 HFC Music Concert Calendar
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THursday, sepTemBer 25, 2014 - 5:00pm “smoke on The grill” dearborn goodfellows Fundraiser for the dearborn education Foundation Big Band Ford Field, Dearborn General Admission: $25
saTurday, novemBer 1, 2014 - 8:00pm “night of a Thousand stars” parkinson’s Foundation dance Big Band St. John Armenian Church 22001 Northwestern, Southfield General Admission: $25
THursday, novemBer 13, 2014 - 11:10am student recital HFC Applied Music Students F-113, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, HFC Free Admission
Wednesday, novemBer 19, 2014 michigan community college choral Festival Henry Ford Chorus St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Free Admission
saTurday, novemBer 22, 2014 - 6:30pm Festival of Trees gala Big Band, Vanguard Male Chorus Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue (at Greenfield), Dearborn Reserved Tickets: $75 adult, $25 children; call 313 943-2350
saTurday, novemBer 30, 2014 - 3:00pm “viva vivaldi” Dearborn Community Chorus, Macomb Chorale, Macomb Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard Voices Macomb Center for the Performing Arts 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township Reserved Tickets: www.macombcenter.com, 586 286-2222
sunday, decemBer 7, 2014 - 4:00pm Winter choral concert Blue Fusion, Concert Choir, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices St. Paul Lutheran Church 21915 Beech Street (between Oakwood and Monroe), Dearborn General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior
saTurday, decemBer 13, 2014 - 7:00pm dearborn Holiday choral Festival featuring “viva vivaldi” Dearborn Community Chorus, Macomb Chorale, Vanguard Voices, Dearborn Symphony Chamber Orchestra Michael A. Guido Theater Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue (at Greenfield), Dearborn Reserved Tickets: $18, $15, $11, students $6; call 313 943-2354
Friday, decemBer 19, 2014 - 8:00pm Winter Jazz concert Big Band, Blue Fusion, Midnight Blue, Studio 110 Adray Auditorium, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, HFC General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior
sunday, decemBer 21, 2014 - 7:00pm a Festival of lessons & carols Renaissance Voices Christ Episcopal Church 120 N. Military (at Cherry Hill), Dearborn General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior
saTurday, January 10, 2015 - 7:00pm “celebrate arts” Vanguard Male Chorus Walled Lake United Methodist Church 313 Northport Street, Walled Lake; General Admission
saTurday, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm “Big Band, Bop & pop” Big Band, Midnight Blue Michael A. Guido Theater Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue (at Greenfield), Dearborn Reserved Tickets: $20; call 313 943-2354
saTurday, FeBruary 28, 2015 - 7:00pm 20th annual president’s collage concert Showcasing the HFC Music Department: Big Band, Blue Fusion, Henry Ford Chorus, Metropolitan Symphony Band, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices, Studio 110, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Vanguard Voices Michael A. Guido Theater Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue (at Greenfield), Dearborn Reserved Tickets: $15 through February 20; call 313 845-9699 $20 after February 20; call 313 943-2354
marcH 27-28, 2015 gold company invitational vocal Jazz Festival Midnight Blue Dalton Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
sunday, april 12, 2015 - 7:00pm spring choral concert Blue Fusion, Henry Ford Chorus, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices First United Methodist Church 22124 Garrison (at Mason), Dearborn General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior
THursday, april 16, 2015 - 11:10am student recital HFC Applied Music Students F-113, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, HFC Free Admission
saTurday, april 18, 2015 - 8:00pm Britten “War requiem” Flint Festival Chorus, Vanguard Voices, Flint Symphony Orchestra The Whiting 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint Reserved Tickets: www.thewhiting.com, 810 237-7333
Tuesday, april 21, 2015 - 8:00pm spring Band concert Metropolitan Symphony Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble Michael A. Guido Theater Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue (at Greenfield), Dearborn General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior; 313 943-2354
Friday, april 24-may 3, 2015 8:00pm Fridays & saTurdays, 2:00pm sundays
“Hairspray” HFC Social Science, Arts and Fitness Division Adray Auditorium, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, HFC Tickets will be available beginning January 1, 2015 at theatre.hfcc.edu Information: 313 845-9817
Friday, may 8, 2015 - 8:00pm spring Jazz concert Big Band, Blue Fusion, Midnight Blue, Studio 110 Adray Auditorium, MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, HFC General Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior
saTurday, may 16, 2015 - 4:00pm vanguard spring concert Vanguard Voices Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church 24110 Cherry Hill Road (at Telegraph), Dearborn General Admission: $13 in advance; call 313 943-2354, $15 at the door
sunday, may 17, 2015 - 4:00pm “great performances in a sacred space” Vanguard