- $12 for one G-Pass to see Summit Choral Society (up to $31.80 value)
- When: Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: front-orchestra reserved
- Doortime: 6:30 p.m. *Ticket values include all fees.
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How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
The Summit Choral Society’s Masterworks Chorale brings to life two very different contemporary masses, one mournful and one joyous.
- Jenkins—A Mass for Peace: honoring the 44th anniversary of the tragedy at Kent State, Jenkins’ daring composition pairs with a pre-concert lecture with Dr. Jerry M. Lewi, a Kent State Professor Emeritus and expert on the events of May 4, 1970. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
- Barnett—The World Beloved: A Blue Grass Mass: The solemnity of classical music is offset by the warm twang of banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, making for a mass that sparkles with elation. Librettist Marisha Chamberlain said working on the piece brought back memories of melodies she heard while visiting her grandparents, “country music with a church flavor that told stories . . . . Grandma would not have allowed dancing, but under the table I tapped my toes.” The Honeytown Bluegrass Ensemble joins the Chorale for this selection.
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock ‘n’ roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.