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A Grand Hall for Music
October 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Masterworks Chorale for the A Grand Hall for Music concert and listen while the building comes to life. Masterworks and Cornerstone will collaborate for a new traveling musical experience showcasing Cornerstone’s beautiful architecture and choral pieces reflective of the design eras. The performances begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at Cornerstone located in downtown Muncie at 520 E. Main Street.
A Grand Hall for Music will begin in the Colonnade Room on the first floor of Cornerstone. Masterworks invites guests to enjoy musical selections inspired by the architectural features throughout the building, and it will conclude with a finale and reception in the Grand Hall.
The former Masonic Temple was designed in the Gothic Revival architectural style by prominent local architect, Cuno Kibele. Much of the building’s original interior and exterior character has remained unaltered during the building’s over 90 years of use. The building, now known as Cornerstone, was built in the 1920s as the third Masonic Temple in Muncie to meet the needs of the growing organization. The building became an arts center in the late 1990s and now thrives as Cornerstone Center for the Arts, known for its arts education and as a special events destination.
The performances will be led by Masterworks’ Artistic Director, Andrew Crow, and will feature the organization’s 60-member choir. The University Choral Union, a mixed choir group of nearly 100 Ball State students, also will perform a variety of repertoire. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children and students.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance at munciemasterworks.org, at Cornerstone’s second floor desk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 765-286-5347, ext. 22. They will also be available for purchase at the door.