THE COMMUNITY CHORUS OF DETROIT

We’re Metro Detroit’s renowned non-auditioned, independent chorus.
Welcoming singers of all ages and experience, we use music to build community and invigorate our city.

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A cordial invitation from

The Community Chorus of Detroit

Detroit’s renowned non-auditioned chorus

 

May Concerts

Crown Jewels: Music Beyond Borders

 

Please mark your calendar for our spectacular CCD May concerts, with chorus, soloists, and full orchestra on Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm, at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave. at Burns in historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214 (secure parking). The concerts feature magnificent music from across the centuries by British composers ranging from Handel to Vaughan Williams and Rutter, including Rutter’s stunning interpretations of American spirituals. The concert theme, in addition to celebrating the historic influences of British music, invites exciting references to cultural links across the Atlantic – in history, genre, and geography.

Special feature at the concerts: For the ultimate gift for someone special or a treat for yourself, bid on a trip-in-a-lifetime vacation package for two in our single-item silent auction – a photo safari in South Africa! For photos and info: http://www.zulunyalagroup.com/Hluhluwe/Safari-Game-Lodge/.

Advance sales for this concert are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $25?

Tour of England in October 2017
Our choral-performance tour is open to CCD choristers, non-CCD singers, and non-singing companions.

August 19 CCD Community Sing and Welcome Dinner: Please save the date!
We cordially invite you to our Community Chorus of Detroit Community Sing and 2017-18 Season Welcome Dinner at Christ Church Detroit on Saturday, August 19, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

Compilation scores are $5 at the door, for renowned choral movements of major choral works.  Following the Community Sing, the members of the Community Chorus of Detroit cordially invite you to join us for a pizza-buffet dinner and a meet-and-greet with our choristers, Executive Director, and Artistic Director/Conductor, to hear about our upcoming season.
–5:00-6:00 – 45-minute rehearsal + 15-minute break
–6:00-7:00 – community sing
–7:00-9:00 – dinner + welcome/info for those interested in hearing about joining the CCD for our 2017-18 season

CCD Young Artists’ Program
Through outreach to the Detroit Public Schools, we welcome gifted vocal music students from Cass Technical High School to the CCD.

CCD Fall 2017 Registration
Please join the CCD for our fabulous fall semester. Registration will begin in August 2017, and rehearsals begin in September. For info, please go to Chorus Handbook and Membership/Register.  For questions, please contact us at info@communitychorusofdetroit.

The Defiant Requiem with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
This is the Verdi Requiem, as written, with stunning multi-media art, commemorating the 16 performances of the Requiem by the prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp in WWII. These three performances, in early May of this year, were a powerful experience for performers and audience members alike.  The CCD is profoundly grateful to Maestro Murry Sidlin, the DSO and world-class soloists, and our guest choristers for sharing their musical gifts with us in these monumental, deeply meaningful concerts that reached as many as 20,000 audience members, both in-house and online worldwide.

 

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!”

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This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.