A year of community participation culminates in one awesome night of building and uniting our community through music! Led by Artistic Director Jeremiah Kraniak, Saginaw Choral Society invites you to We Are Saginaw, their season-ending multimedia event taking place at 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the beautiful Temple Theatre.
Over the past year, members of Saginaw Choral Society, in partnership with United Way of Saginaw County, have been attending community events with camera in hand, photographing individuals who write a personal response to the prompt “I am....” All the photos have been uploaded to event galleries on a special website, www.wearesaginaw.com
After a year of asking “Who is Saginaw?..”, SCS has had many captivating conversations and collected hundreds of endearing photos. In We Are Saginaw, the Choral Society uses music to bring those stories to life. Artistic Director, Jeremiah Kraniak, chose music to represent the words on the whiteboards. As each piece is sung and photo images are projected onto the Theatre’s huge screen, an exciting and revealing look at our community will unfold right before your eyes.
When asked about this concert, Artistic Director Jeremiah Kraniak said "We Are Saginaw is my way of giving a voice to my community. In a world with so much division, my goal is to find the commonalities among all of us. When you see the images of people and their families expressing in a single word what they value most about themselves, it is uplifting and endearing. Essentially, the songs in this concert have been chosen based on your whiteboard responses and the photos will be utilized in the performance. It is a musical representation of our community and, although they may not be singers onstage, the photo participants become performers in this project. Together, we get to share in the creation of music!”
At the bottom of every whiteboard is the hashtag #WeAreSaginaw. Every photo then becomes part of this ongoing social media campaign, as individuals begin sharing them with friends and using them as profile pictures. Little by little, folks are becoming connected through social media and the music that will tie everything together at the We Are Saginaw concert.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm for the Beer-for-a-Buck Bar pre-concert mixer. Enjoy a gallery style display in the Leopard Lounge as you view the 400+ #WeAreSaginaw photos taken throughout the year!
A FREE concert shuttle service will be available compliments of Great Lakes Bay Financial. The shuttle will run one hour before and after the concert from the Chamber of Commerce Towers lot at 515 N. Washington Ave.
Reserved seating is $25, $20, or $10 and student tickets are just $5. Tickets can be purchased from the Temple Theatre Box Office at www.templetheatre.com or by calling (989)754-7469. The concert is open to the public and welcomes families and children of all ages.