Welcome to Music at Memorial 2017-2018!

As we enter the fourth season of our successful Songs of the Spirit concert series, it gives us great pleasure to offer a year of very special musical experiences!

Our programming includes two world-class guest choral ensembles. In October we will hear the Michigan-based choir Sounding Light, which had the honor of appearing at last year’s national American Choral Directors Association convention. The season closes in May with one of the finest German church-based choirs, the Cappella Quirina from the Basilica of St. Quirinus in Neuss.

We are also extremely pleased to offer our listeners the opportunity to hear the world-renowned principal cellist of our own Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Wei Yu, in a special solo concert with his wife, pianist Keun-a Lee.

The Music at Memorial mission is to present music that is of the highest artistic quality; music that contains a message that is relevant to our listeners; and to make all of the concerts approachable and available to the widest possible audience.

Please join us for every one of the concerts. Come and be uplifted and inspired as we sing to the Lord a new song!

James Biery, Artistic Director

Tickets for each of the concerts are available in advance at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church reception desk and online at ticketriver.com. Please note that complimentary tickets for the December 17 Christmas Story concert will only be available at the church reception desk (beginning October 1), not online.

Admission to each concert is $10 in advance; $15 at the door.


The Hope of Loving

Sunday, October 15, 3:00 pm

“Sounding Light” conducted by Tom Trenney

Tickets available at the church reception desk or online at ticketriver.com


Celebrating Martin Luther and J. S. Bach

Sunday, November 5, 3:00 pm

The Memorial Choir, Orchestra, Soloists and James Biery, pianist and conductor

Tickets available at the church reception desk or online at ticketriver.com


The Christmas Story

Sunday, December 17, 5:00 pm

Choir, Orchestra, Organ and Audience


Cut-Time Simfonica

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm

Rick Robinson and friends

This concert is family friendly and young listeners are encouraged to attend. Young people up to age 18 will be admitted free of charge. Online tickets available here.


Tasty Treats

Sunday, February 11, 3:00 pm

Online tickets available here.


DSO Principal Cellist Wei Yu

Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 pm (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Wei Yu, cello, and Keun-a Lee, piano

Online tickets available here.


Capella Quirina Neuss

Sunday, May 27, 3:00 pm

German choral ensemble conducted by Joachim Neugart