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Posted on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 : 2:26 p.m.

David Archuleta to sing with A2SO at Hill Auditorium

By Bob Needham

Former "American Idol" contestant David Archuleta has announced a concert date at Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, on Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.

A2SO subscribers will get an exclusive chance to buy tickets from 10 a.m. Oct. 20-noon on Oct. 24. (Buy A2SO tickets online here.) Tickets for the Archuleta/A2SO concert go on sale to the general public Monday, Oct. 26, in person only at the center court in Briarwood Mall from 3-9 p.m. (times are tentative). Online, telephone and in-person sales begins at noon on Oct. 27.

The concert is part of a Christmas-themed tour. Archuleta has just released a holiday album, "Christmas from the Heart," a collection of mostly tradtional music.

Archuleta, 18, was the runner-up on the 2008 edition of "American Idol," losing out to David Cook.


Bob Needham

Mon, Oct 26, 2009 : 8:36 a.m.

Pam05, Word from the A2SO is that no photos will be allowed at the concert.


Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 7:25 p.m.

I heard that the venue needed ushers. Do ushers get tickets for concert? Or get to watch concert?


Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 5:53 p.m.

If I lived near your venue I would so buy a ticket... unfortunately I live in the northeast...but will be catching 4 holiday tour shows with David Archuleta in Dec. He is an amazing singer / songwriter...and his new holiday album Christmas from the Heart is wonderful! And David's concerts are so much fun.

Chrysta Cherrie

Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 5:36 p.m.

Pam05, in my experience your camera will be confiscated if you're caught using it at Hill Auditorium, but we're checking with A2SO about this event.


Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 5:36 p.m.

what i meant to say was that ann arbor, you don't realize how lucky you are - getting david, and your full orchestra... this concert is the talk among all fans who are attending the christmas tour... it's a dream to true, to hear david's gorgeous voice, set off against the backdrop of a full orchestra... wowow.


Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 5:33 p.m.

oh my word - this is going to be spectacular... do you know how you you are ann arbor, to be getting david, backed by a full orchestra? would love to be there to witness this. i will be seeing him when he comes to baltimore for the tour, but this concert is a fans dream...


Fri, Oct 23, 2009 : 5:31 p.m.

Are we allowed camera's in this venue?


Thu, Oct 22, 2009 : 2:50 p.m.

Yea! Got my ticket too, I can't wait to hear him sing with the Orchestra. His album is so emotional and spiritual,I can't wait to hear him sing live. It will be a holiday memory I will cherish forever


Tue, Oct 20, 2009 : 6:40 p.m.

Yay I got my ticket today (subscriber) I am sooooo excited! :)


Tue, Oct 20, 2009 : 2 a.m.

I predict this concert will be out of this world! Those unfamiliar with David Archuleta have no idea what an exquisite, powerful, emotive voice he has (or how charming and endearing he his). And hearing him sing Christmas music that has so much meaning to him will be fabulous. One reviewer stated that David sang the songs on his Christmas album as they were love songs (they are of a sort) and that his 'Ave Maria' sounded as though you were listening in on a prayer. I'd give my eye teeth to be able to zip across the nation to sit in on this concert. Errrr. I'm flying to CA for a show, and unfortunately, this time around that will have to suffice. Drat!

Bob Needham

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 : 12:09 p.m.

Updated ticket information from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: The general in-person ticket sales (starting Oct. 27) will be in the A2SO offices at 270 E. Huron (corner of Fifth Ave & Huron) in Ann Arbor. Sales will also be available from the A2SO on-line and by telephone at 734-994-4801.


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 : 4:04 p.m.

Where are they selling tickets "in-person" on Oct. 27?


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 : 2:22 p.m.

Thanks! :)


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 : 2:11 p.m.

Please clarify - Tuesday is not Oct 26. Thanks!