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A cordial invitation from

The Community Chorus of Detroit

 

December, 2014 Concerts

Mark your calendar for A Jubilant Song, our two CCD concerts of seasonal music from across the ages, featuring great music from Poulenc to Pentatonix, and Elgar to Billy Joel.  This holiday extravaganza features great soloists and the CCD orchestra, with Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm conducting.  Concerts are on Friday, December 12, at 7:30 and Saturday, December 13, at 4:00, at the magnificent Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit’s historic Indian Village, 8625 E. Jefferson Ave. at Burns, Detroit 48214, with secure parking. Advance-purchase tickets are $20.  Tickets at the door are $25.  Patrons, with preferred seating, are additional; please see Support for patron details.  Tickets go on sale in late November.

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit for our two A Jubilant Song  concerts, above.  Every concert ticket we sell will provide three meals for our hungry neighbors in Metro Detroit.

Special concert feature at our 12/12 & 13 concerts:  A super silent auction – for the ultimate holiday gift, a vacation package for a photo safari for two at a private game reserve in South Africa!  This spectacular trip of a lifetime is for six unforgettable days and nights at the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve.  See giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and rhinos in the wild, and much more!  Three fabulous buffet meals per day prepared by renowned international chefs and two game-viewing activities per day are included. Value: $4,950.

TO ORDER TICKETS: $20 general admission, online ($25 at the door)

All tickets ordered online will be held at the will-call desk at the concert. (We are not able to mail tickets nor can we acknowledge ticket purchases by email.) If you have questions, please contact us, per the email address below. Online ticket sales will close at 5:00 pm on 12/11.

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For patron seating, please click here.  The deadline for patrons to be listed in the program is 11/30.

COMMUNITY-SING MESSIAH

Please join us for Detroit’s Community-Sing Messiah on Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 at the historic, nationally renowned Central United Methodist Church on Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit.  After a brief rehearsal, you – the audience members – become the choir for a rendition of this beloved work, with fabulous soloists and the CCD orchestra, and with Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm conducting.  Please bring your score (any edition), or you may borrow one, while supplies last.  There will be no tickets and no charge, just a free-will donation to defray costs. 

CCD European Tour, Fall 2015 – guests welcome!

We cordially invite you and your companions – singing or non-singing, wherever you may live – to join us for our Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD) European tour in fall 2015. Non-chorus guests who are singers are welcome to sing in our CCD Touring Choir.

Our tour 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.

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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. 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.

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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!”