An Update from

The Community Chorus of Detroit

All of us in the Community Chorus of Detroit are eager to resume regular rehearsals, concert production, and international performance touring, and we cordially invite you to join us in the chorus as soon as the CDC gives the go-ahead for choirs to resume in-person singing!  Check here later this summer for up-to-the-minute info on the Community Chorus of Detroit – Metro Detroit’s renowned non-auditioned chorus.

Our CCD Board has been busy laying the groundwork for the chorus’s exciting next steps.  During the months of the Covid shut-down, the CCD produced two well-received virtual mini-concerts, the second of which included – in addition to the chorus and CCD Chamber Choir – video clips of the chorus and photos of past rehearsals, performances, and our international performance tours as well as accompaniment by trumpets and organ.  (View the virtual programs via “About Us,” then “Audio/Video” and tour photos via “Gallery,” 2015, 2017, 2019)  Our Board President wrote an extensive script for a professional copyrighted podcast produced by Encore Tours in Boston for their national audience.  The podcast included an original musical score composed for the production, as well as professional narrators.  (View the script via “About Us,” then “The Story of the CCD.”)  The chorus is currently working on a virtual production with a still larger scope than before, with more music, more video clips and photos, and a 10-piece professional chamber orchestra accompanying the chorus – our most ambitious virtual endeavor to date.  This program will also feature a work performed by guest artists from the Harp and Vocal Ensemble at Cass Technical High School – our Detroit Public Schools partner in our community outreach to Detroit youth.  The virtual production will be released later this summer.  We are tentatively preparing to begin in-person rehearsals in September of this year – if CDC health safety guidelines permit – in preparation for a holiday concert in December and a blockbuster, full-scale production of the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem for chorus, orchestra, and soloists in May, 2022.  Additionally, we are planning for our next international performance tour, to northern Italy, for which we’ll begin registering singers as soon as we can safely begin rehearsals.  We hope you will be with us to celebrate a return to the joy of singing together in the heart of Detroit!

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.