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The Community Chorus of Detroit

presents the Verdi Requiem this spring!

We cordially invite you to attend our tour-de-force spring production of the Verdi Requiem, one of the greatest of all choral works.  Please watch our Kickstarter video, which provides a sense of the scope and purpose of our concert, and which invites your partnership.



*General Admission tickets $35 each in advance ($40 at door):

*Patron tickets (preferred seating): Please purchase on Kickstarter through the video link above.


–Our Verdi Requiem concert is on Sunday, May 18, at 4:30 pm at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward at Boston Blvd in Detroit.

Our concert commemorates the 16 performances of the Verdi Requiem by the prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp in WWII.

–The Community Chorus of Detroit will be joined by the Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit, the Cantata Academy Chorale, and the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, for choir of 175 voices, with full symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm. 

Our world-class soloists, all with Metropolitan Opera connections, include Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, soprano; Irina Mishura, mezzo soprano; Dustin Scott, tenor; and Stephen West, bass.

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdioces of Detroit, Rabbi Joseph Krakoff of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press will provide introductory remarks at the concert.



Please stand by for information on our website about

…our second annual CCD Summer in the City Program in August, for all choral singers and choral conductors in SE Michigan, northern Ohio, and Windsor, Ontario!

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 have two open house rehearsals, on April 13 and 27, when you are welcome to visit to meet us and observe a rehearsal.  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!”