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The Community Chorus of Detroit

cordially invites you to attend the 

2014 Detroit Unlimited Hydroplane Races

Sunday, July 13

from 9:30 a.m. to the end of the races in late afternoon at a historic, riverside Detroit home. The party is a benefit for the Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD), which is dedicated to providing opportunities for the enjoyment of musical excellence to the Metro Detroit community for both choristers and audience members, richly diverse in every way. Join us for an exciting day at this internationally renowned racing thunderfest, where the hydroplanes roar by so close to the shoreline that you may be sprayed by their soaring roostertails. Bring your family, friends, and work colleagues. To see pictures of the hydroplanes in action, check out the official Gold Cup website: Enjoy a fabulous, unforgettable day of wonderful fun, while helping the CCD to continue singing in the heart of Detroit!

Included are:
-private, riverside, landscaped grounds (80’ x 300’) from which to view the races, located across the Detroit River from the Detroit Yacht Club and close to the finish line with a spectacular, panoramic view of the entire course;
-picnic lunch of pizza buffet, veggie platter, bottled water, and afternoon ice cream social;
-clean, outdoor restroom facilities.
Please bring:
-lawn chairs for seating for your group;
-any food or beverages you might like for the day;
-your checkbook and/or credit card, to participate in our fun and fabulous silent auction;
-the smallest car possible, for lawn parking on a space-available basis, weather permitting ($10/car donation). Street parking may be available.
RESERVATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A MINIMUM DONATION OF $30/TICKET, non-refundable and pre-paid only. Upon receipt of payment, an email ticket voucher with complete information will be sent.  There will be a will-call list of ticket purchasers’ names at the door; there will be no mailed tickets. Your canceled check or Paypal record serves as your receipt. Each guest must reserve a ticket, including children.  The CCD is a 501c3 organization, so ticket purchases are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. We expect a sell-out, so please purchase your tickets ASAP.




To see our CCD Kickstarter trailer, which will provide you with info about the chorus and our recent performance of the

Verdi Requiem

please click: Our CCD conductor, Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm, and all of us in the chorus extend our warmest thanks to you – members of our Metro Detroit community – for your generous support that made this concert possible. With 250 musicians, a sold-out house with 1,000 in the SRO audience, stellar soloists – all with Metropolitan Opera connections (Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, Irina Mishura, Dustin Scott, Stephen West), and renowned introductory speakers (Rochelle Riley, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, and the Hon. Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel), the concert commemorated the 16 performances of the Requiem by the prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp in WWII. Samuel Marder, a Holocaust survivor who plays violin with the Radio City Music Hall orchestra in NYC, served as our Assistant Concertmaster. The concert was a powerful, meaningful, and profoundly moving experience for all of us, musicians and audience members alike, and we thank you for helping us to make it happen.


Please stand by for information on our website about

…our second annual CCD Summer in the City Program on August 23 entitled “The FANTASTIC Choir: Making Choral Excellence Happen,” for all choral singers and choral conductors in our region!  Our all-day program once again features the incomparable Dr. Jerry Blackstone from the University of Michigan with a morning lecture/workshop, a talk by CCD Artistic Director/Conductor Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm and Executive Director/President Diane Linn based upon their forthcoming book, and an afternoon community-sing of the Brahms Requiem conducted by Dr. Blackstone. Lunch is included. If you enjoyed last year’s program, be sure to return for an inspiring, all-new, not-to-be-missed presentation!

registration for our fall season, which will begin in late summer.  We are an 80-member non-auditioned chorus committed to excellence in all our work.  All interested singers are warmly welcome.  While many of our choristers are experienced singers and some have voice degrees, others come to us with high school-, college-, or church-choir backgrounds.  We would love to welcome you, whatever your choral-music background!  If you are interested in the possibility of singing with the CCD in fall ’14, we cordially invite you to our welcome dinner in late August, when you can meet our conductor and many of our choristers, hear about the chorus, and have the opportunity for Q & A.  If you would like to attend, please contact us at the email for “Questions,” above.

…our fall, 2015 European tour in France, where we will sing at the Cathedrals of Notre Dame in both Paris and Chartres, among many extraordinary venues.


All of us in the Community Chorus of Detroit thank you – our supporters – for all you do to help us to continue “Singing in the Heart of Detroit!”