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Celebrating our 20th Season with musical gems from the past and present!!

Anthony P. McGlaun, Mozetich and More!

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4:00 pm  


Tenor Anthony P. McGlaun


Chamber Music at the Scarab Club celebrates its 20th season with a concert at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with a brilliant program that includes music by American, British and Canadian composers!

This special anniversary season features favorite performers and pieces from the previous 19 years of concerts, alongside newer works and artists making their CMSC debuts.

The January 28th concert showcases tenor Anthony P. McGlaun.  CMSC is thrilled to welcome back this Detroit native who has performed beautifully on CMSC concerts several times in the past. Mr. McGlaun will sing Benjamin Britten’s Canticle #1, Hold On for tenor and cello by William Banfield and a world premiere of Anthony Green’s song cycle of texts by Georgia Douglas Johnson for tenor and piano quintet.

Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich is a CMSC favorite and his Scales of Joy and Sorrow, which was written for and premiered by the Gryphon Trio in 2007, will be performed for the second time on the series. The first CMSC performance was in January 2011 and also featured pianist Jacqueline Csurgai Schmitt, violinist Velda Kelly and cellist Nadine Deleury. Arthur Foote’s Piano Quartet, Opus 23 will round out this wonderfully eclectic program. This is a gorgeous work by an American composer from the late 19th, early 20th century whose chamber music deserves many more performances.


Canticle #1Benjamin BRITTEN

Anthony P. McGlaun – tenor, Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt – piano 


Hold On for tenor and celloWilliam BANFIELD

Anthony P. McGlaun – tenor, Nadine Deleury – cello


…her phantom happiness… for tenor and piano quintet Anthony GREEN

             a setting of 3 poems: The Heart of a Woman, Foredoom, Quest  by Georgia Douglas Johnson 

Anthony P. McGlaun – tenor, Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt – piano, Velda Kelly – violin,

Eliot Heaton – violin, Roman Kosarev – viola, Nadine Deleury – cello


Scales of Joy and SorrowMarjan MOZETICH

Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt – piano, Velda Kelly – violin, Nadine Deleury – cello


Piano Quartet, Op. 23Arthur FOOTE

Fr. Eduard Perrone – piano, Eliot Heaton – violin, Roman Kosarev – viola, Nadine Deleury – cello


As always, each piece on the program will be introduced by one of the musicians and the concert will be followed by a delicious and friendly reception.

 Tickets – $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $10 for students. Purchase tickets online here.

For tickets and more info – (248) 474-8930

Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church – 17150 Maumee Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230


Download the 2017-18 Schedule Here!


About CMSC

The series is well known for its innovative programming, outstanding performers and informal atmosphere. Each program is introduced by a speaker and followed by a friendly reception. Directors Deleury and Kelly are dedicated to featuring local performers as well as an occasional group from outside the Detroit area. Some highlights of previous seasons include the melodrama Ghosts of a Paris Past, a performance by the Borsarello Trio, Vancouver’s Orchid Ensemble, bandoneonist Peter Soave, the music of René Becker and several programs featuring the music of female composers. CMSC has also commissioned and presented world and American premieres, such as works by Michigan composers Erik Santos and Clark Suttle, New Yorker Sean Hickey, as well as the music of French composer Nicolas Bacri.

Over the years, with the generous support of MCACA, the City of Detroit and The George and Helen Deffenbaugh Foundation, CMSC performers have had the distinct pleasure of presenting many vibrant educational programs for young audiences from the Bates Academy, Spain School, Cass Technical High School and students from Marygrove College.

Erik Santos presenting his piece "Naiads" to Cass Students

Erik Santos presenting his piece “Naiads” to Cass Students

In keeping with the artistic tradition of the Scarab Club, one concert in 2008 combined the bold and multi-layered art work of Étienne Yver with the elegant music of Mozart, featuring pianist Louis Nagel. On the day following that Sunday concert, students from Detroit’s Spain School joined the artist and musicians for a very special program at the Scarab Club. The repertoire for these programs is usually taken from that season’s subscription concerts.

Frequently, composers, including Erik Santos, Clark Suttle and Pierre Thilloy, present their works to the young listeners and explain how they approached writing the music.

Louis Nagel speaks about Mozart. In the background Etienne Yver's posters on Mozart's Operas

Louis Nagel speaks about Mozart. In the background Etienne Yver’s posters on Mozart’s Operas

Artist Etienne Yver and students from Spain School

Artist Etienne Yver and students from Spain School


Special guest, Ghanaian xylophonist Bernard Woma performed for students at the Scarab Club and even encouraged them to dance to the music!
Another program featured Sukey and the Mermaid by Anne LeBaron and showcased the talented Michigan Opera Theater Children’s Chorus.

This is a series that succeeds in integrating a variety of art forms. Visual art, drama and literature have all been incorporated into many of the concerts. Check the season schedule for more information about this year’s exciting programs.
The Chamber Music concert schedule occurs between the months of September and June. For better outreach, concerts are offered both at the Scarab Club and at other locations in the metro Detroit area. Please always reference the time and location before attending a concert.

For more information, contact: Nadine Deleury, chambermusic@scarabclub.org248.474.8930

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