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A cordial invitation from

The Community Chorus of Detroit

 

Please join us for our fabulous May, 2015 concerts!

The Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD) presents Critical Mass on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 16 4:00 pm, at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave. at Burns in historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

The Critical Mass concerts feature magnificent music from across the centuries, with selections of masses from the 16th century (Pange Lingua by Des Prez), the early 20th century (Solemn Mass by Louis Vierne), and the modern gospel genre (the house-rocking Gospel Mass by Robert Ray), along with powerful music linking the 20th-century traditions, including Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, songs of Americana, and spirituals. Accompanied by members of the CCD chamber orchestra and with the nationally acclaimed Kevin Bylsma playing the mighty Skinner organ, Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm will conduct. The concert theme, Critical Mass, in addition to celebrating the art form of the traditional choral mass, invites exciting references to Detroit’s resurgence and the diversity it represents.

 General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here as of April 29.  Online sales will close at 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 14.  Please see Support for patron-ticket info and mail-in options. Secure parking.

 Critical Mass performances include a special, one-item silent auction for the ultimate gift, a fabulous trip-of-a-lifetime vacation package for a photo safari in South Africa’s renowned Zulu Nyala game reserve!  Please click here for complete info about the trip.

And…please join us for our European tour in October, 2015!  We cordially invite you and your companions – singing or non-singing, wherever you may live – to join us on tour, as Detroit’s Musical Ambassadors to the World!  Non-chorus guests who are singers are welcome to sing in our CCD touring choir.  Our travels will focus on northern France, with recitals and concerts at the Cathedrals of Notre Dame in both Paris and Chartres, the Bayeux Cathedral, the American Cemetery on the Normandy beaches – where we will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – and many other venues that are among the most magnificent, moving, and historically significant in the world. For complete information about the tour, including detailed itinerary, price, and registration information, please click here.  Registration is the same for both singing and non-singing participants.

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Questions: info@communitychorusofdetroit.com

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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: http://t.co/RePUG6Ghaj.

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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!”