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St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

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Courtesy St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center’s Great Artist Gala and Concert Tickets are on Sale

St. Cecilia Music Center’s 2015 / 2016 Single Tickets go on are on sale now for the Great Artist Gala and all concerts in their new upcoming season.

Quick information about St. Cecilia Music Center’s new season is available on Facebook. More information and online tickets are available at www.scmc-online.org and can also be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224.

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Chuck Royce Sr. (Photo: St. Cecelia Music Center)
Chuck Royce Sr. (Photo: St. Cecelia Music Center)
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Charles (Chuck) Royce Passes Away at the age of 90

One of Grand Rapids’ longtime and dedicated leaders, Charles (Chuck) Lund Royce, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday at St. Cecilia Music Center surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers, family, friends, artists, students and others from a wide range of organizations whose lives he touched through his philanthropy and community involvement.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Season Finale at St. Cecilia on April 23

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be performing their final concert of the 20141-5 season at St. Cecilia Music Center featuring David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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St. Cecilia Jazz Series Presents Christian McBride Trio This Thursday

 

St. Cecilia Music Center proudly presents the Christian McBride Trio this Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. featuring one of the most dynamic bassists of his generation, Christian McBride. In concert, McBride combines his deft musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to an audience—a warm showmanship that transforms his own passion into infectious joy.

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Jazz Great, Christian McBride, Performs at St. Cecilia Music Center in February

Jazz returns to St. Cecilia Music Center in February with the Christian McBride Trio. They'll be here on February 19, at 7:30 p.m. The trio is formed around premier bassist Christian McBride, along with pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

One of the most dynamic bassist of his generation, 41 year-old Christian McBride creates a jazz tour de force with Sands and Owens, both younger emerging artists. They have been performing as a trio for about three years. In 2014, Christian McBride released his fifth recording “Out Here” on Mack Avenue Records featuring the trio.

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Ballet “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at St. Cecilia Music Center Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble, a local non-profit ballet company, is gearing up to perform for its 22nd season, the beloved ballet story “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Acoustic Cafe Series Concert is Tonight at St. Cecilia Music Center

Tonight is the night! The Acoustic Café Series Concert at St. Cecilia Music Center with
Ralston Bowles and an all-star cast of musicians from Austin, Texas; Nashville; Traverse City; Lansing; Marquette; and Grand Rapids.

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ArtPrize 2014: St. Cecilia Music Center Announces Five Music Prize Winners

ArtPrize 2014 is now in our rear view mirror. Another successful year with the world's largest art competition. Congratulations to the winners, announced Friday evening, in all the visual arts.  However, there also was a music component of ArtPrize, sponsored in part by St. Celilia Music Center, and I offer a large CONGRATULATIONS to those music winners.

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Ellie Goulding performance
Ellie Goulding performance
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ArtPrize 2014: Music Hub is St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center is the official ArtPrize music hub for ArtPrize 2014.

St. Cecilia Music Center is again also organizing the ArtPrize music busking sites at public places, with expanded locations for this year.

The busking sites will be in action from Sept. 25 (Thursday) to Oct. 4.

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Summer Music Camps at St. Cecilia Music Center

For 131 years St. Cecilia Music Center has upheld its mission of promoting the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of the residents of West Michigan. St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to support music programs for Youth and Adults from West Michigan offering participation in bands, orchestras, ensembles and music clubs, as well as, summer camps.

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Changes in ArtPrize Voting Structure will give Music Entries a Strong Chance to Win ArtPrize Awards

 

St. Cecilia Music Center will continue its role as the Official ArtPrize Music Hub in 2014. St. Cecilia will once again award its own prize money to musical entries with five different genre prizes. Along with the chance for the $2,000 SCMC award, the changes in ArtPrize 2014 voting structure gives music a spotlight for public vote and jury vote awards.

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