UMS Night School: 100 Years Of UMS At Hill Auditorium: Session 3: HILL-ELUJAH! The Messiah And UMS Traditions At Hill

Monday November 19, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

After last season's successful launch of UMS Night School, UMS is delighted to expand the program for 2012-2013, focusing this season on 100 years of UMS at Hill Auditorium, illuminating the special history behind the great performers and performances that have shaped our community. Professor Mark Clague joins us again as host and resident scholar.

Session 3 will focus on the Messiah. For the last 100 years at Hill Auditorium, the annual Messiah concert has become a hallowed Ann Arbor tradition. Students will learn about the origins of the Messiah in Ann Arbor, the beginnings of UMS, and other UMS traditions that make Hill Auditorium a special place for our community.

These 90-minute "classes" combine conversation, interactive exercises, and "lectures" with genre experts to draw you into the themes behind each performance. Sessions are designed to both deepen your knowledge of the performing arts and connect you with other audience members.

For more information on this event call the Library at 327-4555 or visit our website at