A cordial invitation from

The Community Chorus of Detroit

We cordially invite you to join the chorus for our spring semester.  Rehearsals for our spring concerts, entitled “Giving Voice to Verse,” begin on Sunday, February 3 at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave at Burns in historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214 (secure parking), from 1:30-4:00. Our first two rehearsals (2/3 and 2/10) are open houses – with no obligation – and we welcome visitors who are interested in joining. The 95-voice CCD will perform their concerts with a string ensemble in this richly varied program that crosses centuries and genres. From Shakespeare to the pre-Civil War American South to the city streets of our country today, and from Walt Whitman and Sara Teasdale to Dolly Parton, this program enlivens and ennobles the meaning of language through the power of music, Giving Voice to Verse. The program includes Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music,” spirituals, newly composed works by Ola Gjeilo, Eriks Esenvalds, and Craig Hella Johnson, and other thought-provoking, inspiring music. Please click on Chorus Handbook for complete participation information.

Spring dues are $50 which covers each singer’s set of scores.  Scores are only available to those who have paid dues by the deadline, which is the end of our second rehearsal, 2/10. Dues may be paid via PayPal or at a rehearsal, with checks to “CCD.”

Registration

We hope you will join us for our third international tour, to southern Spain and Portugal, for 11 days in early October, 2019, including Madrid, Seville, Granada, and Lisbon, as well as other stops in the picturesque countryside of the Iberian Peninsula. Please click here for the flyer.  Along with concerts at magnificent cathedrals and other world-renowned venues, we’ll enjoy visits to museums, palaces, and historic sites, as well as a Portuguese cooking class, a flamenco performance, a tapas adventure, and much more.  The tour is open to CCD choristers and companions, non-CCD singers, and non-singing friends. Registration is open now via the flyer, above, or via CCD Touring Choir on our site.  Our tour enrollment is currently nearly full – nine months out – so please register ASAP.

Please contact us with questions: info@communitychorusofdetroit.com.

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