The Saginaw Choral Society presents their 2016-2017 season Member Showcase “Motown!” on Saturday, April 1, at 3:00pm in the Saginaw Arts & Science Academy auditorium.

Jeremiah Kraniak, music director, says “Our 81st season, “In Our Own Backyard” is about collaboration, highlighting local talent and showcasing the rich musical history of our region. This concert features some of the individual talent from within our choir in the recently renovated SASA auditorium, a gem of a venue that most people have likely never seen.”

Formerly a Montgomery Ward department store, the Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy magnet school completed an 8 million dollar renovation in 2010 which included a 500-seat theater and performing art center.

Member Showcase: Motown! will prove to be a fun, light-hearted performance featuring “My Girl,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and many other of the Motown favorites that made Michigan music famous. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door or in advance by calling 877-754-SHOW. Doors will open at 2:30 and refreshments will follow.

Member Showcase: Motown is presented as part of the Saginaw Choral Societies 81st season “In Our Own Backyard” and is made possible by support from Garber Automotive, Merrill Lynch – Robert Hart, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo – Steve Anderson of Saginaw, a Hilliard Lyons financial advisor by day and amateur singer by night, rehearsing “The Motown Song” with accompanist, Bryan Latimer.

Steve Anderson