- About Us
- Chorus Handbook
- CCD Touring Choir
Thank you for your interest in the Community Chorus of Detroit. Following is the information you will need to participate in the chorus. Please contact us (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The CCD welcomes singers from throughout the Metro Detroit area. Please refer to “Membership/Register” on our website for specific requirements and note that the CCD is a non-auditioned ensemble, but it includes many experienced singers. To register, please read the page entitled “Register.” Although the chorus is an enjoyable social experience for its members, it maintains a serious approach with regard to musical standards and commitment.
All regular rehearsals are at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church (info below) on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-4:00.
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 22, 29 (No rehearsals on 10/8 and 10/15 as the CCD Touring Choir will be in England.)
November 5, 12, 19, 26
Concert Week non-Sunday dates:
Monday, 12/4, (1:00-3:00 set-up with CCD volunteer crew)
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, 12/5, in Sanctuary, 6:00-9:30 (5:45 chorister call time)
Concert#1: Friday, 12/8, 7:30 (6:00 chorister call time)
Concert#2: Saturday, 12/9, 4:00 (3:00 chorister call time)
*Rehearsals in red, above, are open house rehearsals for prospective members; please contact us for info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Gloria” from Mass in B minor – J.S. Bach
“Let Us Break Bread Together” (SSAA) – arr. Edward Maki-Schramm
“Oh Freedom!” – South African folk song
“Even When He is Silent” – Arnesen
Three excerpts from The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace – Sir Karl Jenkins
“Save Me from Bloody Men” (TTBB)
“Dona Nobis Pacem” from Mass in B minor – J.S. Bach
“Laudate Dominum” from Vespers Service – Mozart
“Ave Maria” (TTBB) – Biebl
“Baba Yetu” – Christopher Tin
Symphony #9, 4th movement (choral – “Ode to Joy”) – Beethoven
All rehearsals and performances are at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit 48214. The church is located at the corner of Burns and E. Jefferson in the heart Detroit’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. There is secure parking in the church lot on Burns. Please check directions prior to the first rehearsal.
Rehearsal Room Location: Most rehearsals will take place in Dodge Hall at the church. Information about any changes will be provided in the chorus’ weekly Wednesday Notes. Enter the building through the back door, off the parking lot. Go up the few stairs and follow the hallway to Dodge Hall.
We ask choristers to be conscientious about rehearsal attendance, with a two-absence maximum per semester (fall or spring). In order to participate in the performances with more than two rehearsal absences, please check with our conductor, Ed Maki-Schramm.
…is worn for concerts, but not for the dress rehearsal.
Ladies: Long-sleeved black top/blouse and ankle-length black skirt (or pants) OR long-sleeved, ankle-length black dress. One option for attire is this mail-order company, which offers reasonable prices and a wide selection of ladies’ black performance attire: Formal Fashions, Inc. in Arizona; 800-528-7909 or www.formalfashionsinc.com.
Gentlemen: Tux or tux look: white shirt, black or dark suit (or jacket/pants), and solid, dark bow tie (not long tie).
Ladies and gentlemen: Black stockings and black shoes.
Because the CCD is a 501c3 organization, we enjoy special tax benefits. As a CCD chorister, your vehicle mileage to and from rehearsals, performances, and other CCD functions is tax deductible. Any choristers’ donations or patronages (in excess of the regular cost of tickets) are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Tickets ordered online or by mail will be held at the door; there will be no mailed tickets. We have open seating except for patrons, who have reserved, front-section seating. Further information about ticket sales will be provided closer to the time of our concerts.
Our Executive Director, Diane Linn, will send the CCD Wednesday Notes to all chorus members each Wednesday during our fall and spring seasons with information for the next rehearsal.
We welcome all new chorus members, both men and women, if you have friends who would like to join the chorus, and we especially encourage recruitment of experienced singers. Please refer prospective choristers to our website, in particular to Membership/Register, and our mission statement under About Us, and note our registration deadlines.
We offer ad cards to our singers to assist with concert ticket sales. Details about availability of the cards will be sent by email to chorus members.
A dues fee for all choristers, $50 for our fall or spring semester or $80 for both seasons (paid with fall registration only), is due at the time of registration (to have scores at the first rehearsal), or by the end of the second rehearsal. This fee includes the cost of each singer’s scores, except for some music that may need to be individually printed by choristers (info above).
To register and pay: Please see the registration form on our site for instructions. The deadline for registration is Sunday, September 17, at the conclusion of the rehearsal. Singers who would like to register after this date should contact Diane Linn (email@example.com) to inquire about late registration and ordering music individually. Please register and pay dues in advance to be assured of having your scores by the first rehearsal; however, we may have a limited number of extra scores at the first rehearsal, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Refunds: If you need to drop out of the chorus, we will work out a fair refund with the fullest amount possible, depending upon the timing.