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Posted on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 : 2:37 p.m.

"Fourteenth Annual Evening of Sacred Song" vocal concert on Saturday

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

The Fourteenth Annual Evening of Sacred Song will take place this Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare Episcopal Church (also known as Genesis of Ann Arbor), 2309 Packard Road, Ann Arbor.

Sacred Song is a multi-ethnic choral group singing a capella and accompanied songs from around the world. Members of the ensemble include LaRon Williams, D. Yarrow Halstead, Robin Wilson, Gae Winn, Laura Machida, AT Miller, Barbara Stahler-Sholk, Edie Lewis, Mary Anne Perrone, Craig Kukuk, Cassandra Compton-Montgomery and Nancy Harknett.

Since 1995, proceeds from this December concert have been donated to local nonprofit organizations that affirm the values of social justice and spiritual inclusiveness. This year, proceeds will be donated to the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, which serves the needs of men, women, children and families of our community.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Although it is a fundraiser, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for, and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her website at, her blog at, and she can be reached at