Organizer: Community Chorus of Detroit
Date: 05.18.14, 04:30PM – 05.18.14, 07:00PM ET
Location:Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Sponsor:The Community Chorus of Detroit
The Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD), with three outstanding guest choirs, full orchestra and world-class soloists, will present the great Verdi Requiem.
The concert, on Sunday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. EST, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave. (at Boston Blvd.), Detroit, MI 48202, will commemorate the 16 performances of the Requiem by the prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp during WWII. (See the story behind this performance here.)
The concert features Metropolitan Opera-affiliated soloists Irina Mishura, mezzo soprano; Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, soprano; Dustin Scott, tenor; Stephen West, bass; and Grammy-awarded Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm conducting.
“Apart from the performance of this great music, there is a profound social purpose in our concert presentation,” said conductor Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm. “In commemorating the Verdi Requiem performances by the WWII Terezin concentration camp prisoners, we want to promote greater awareness of this darkest history of the 20th century to the greater Detroit community; to use music as a means to stand – as a united community – for tolerance and human rights, and against prejudice; to build bridges across chronological, geographic and cultural boundaries in the name of peace; and to give voice to the courageous Terezin singers who perished, but whose message lives on to speak to all of us today. This powerful music and the many special features in our program have the power to move us, the power to transform us and the power to bring us together as a community.”
CCD will be joined by guest choirs, Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit, Cantata Academy Chorale and Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased starting in mid-April at the chorus website, www.communitychorusofdetroit.com, where there is also information about mail-in options, concert patronages and program ads. Secure parking is available at the Cathedral.
About The Community Chorus of Detroit
The Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD) was founded in 2010 to bring community members from the city and the suburbs together through music in the heart of Detroit. Welcoming chorus members from 30+ ZIP codes, we build community and invigorate our city through great choral music. Find us at www.communitychorusofdetroit.com and on Facebook.
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