Michigan Festival of Sacred Music features Grammy contender Tonight's Michigan Festival of Sacred Music artist, multi-award-winning organist Jonathan

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Hazeltree will present one of many performances at the Sound & Spirit of Southwest Michigan

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music features Grammy contender

Tonight's Michigan Festival of Sacred Music artist, multi-award-winning organist Jonathan Ryan, has just received notice that his CD Influences is up for consideration in the first round of voting for the 2017 GRAMMY Awards in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo" Category!

Hear this artist live tonight (Oct. 31) on the amazing Letourneau organ at First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo.

The evening opens with a 6 p.m. family-friendly "Come-in-Costume" 30 minute concert. Stay for punch and treats after the concert. FREE (Trunk or Treat precedes the concert in the parking lot next door, n the parking lot of First Congregational Church from 5-6 p.m.)

Jonathan Ryan will also present a full organ concert at 8 p.m with works by Sowerby, Bach, Duruflé, Franck, Wammes, Dupré, and a Michigan premiere of Pastorale by Phillip Moore. $15 general admission, $5 student.

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The remaining festival lineup for 2016

The 2016 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music is Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at various venues across Kalamazoo.

DIO — A trio of Syrian musicians, Heritage Hall, Western Michigan University, 7 p.m. Nov. 1. $15/$5 student

Sound & Spirit of Southwest Michigan — Artists present music from diverse faiths and genres. First Baptist, 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Free.

Ticket information is available at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music website.

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Special thanks to our festival sponsors, including SignArt.

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The 2016 appearance of The Rose Ensemble is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Crane Group.

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The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music is a 501 (c) (3) arts organization, which presented its first full festival in 2001, and is supported by grants from government and foundation sources, and contributions from individuals and businesses.

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