Detroit Concert Choir

Gordon Nelson, Artistic Director


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Detroit Concert Choir is an activity of the Detroit Performing Artists, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. For further information, please contact the Detroit Concert Choir office. This concert season is made possible with the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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About Us

The Detroit Concert Choir (DCC), under the artistic direction of Gordon Nelson, and associate director Stan Harr, is an international award-winning vocal ensemble. Recognized as local, national and international pacesetters of choral music, the group has built a worldwide reputation for excellence. The group’s repertoire includes international contemporary a cappella compositions, American folk and gospel, and great masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Now celebrating its 27th performance season, Detroit Concert Choir is dedicated to promoting choral music of high artistic merit and cultural enrichment for the community through performance and education. DCC rehearses in the Grosse Pointe Woods area and involves 70+ singers from over 35 communities in and around Detroit.

The ensemble presents a variety of concerts each season, performs for special events and community outreach activities, makes recordings, and has traveled throughout the country and abroad. The choir has enjoyed numerous performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances at American Choral Directors Association Conventions.

DCC is proud to have a highly successful record in choral competitions worldwide. The choir has received numerous honors and acclamations in eight international choral festivals (Wales, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria), including the prestigious “Choir of the World” title from the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. The choir was also honored to receive the nationally acclaimed “Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence”. The group continues to receive a myriad of invitations to perform locally and in international arenas.

In addition to performing in some of the Detroit area's most beautiful and historic churches, the Detroit Concert Choir is honored to be Community Partners with the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.

Mission Statement

Detroit Performing Artists, Inc. 

The Detroit Concert Choir is an activity of the Detroit Performing Artists, Inc., whose mission is to provide and encourage choral music and facilitate the education of its members and the public in the performance and appreciation of quality musical literature, also promoting social and artistic cooperation among members and other allied arts. The organization will be the standard-bearers of quality choral and instrumental music for their community, country, and world through concerts and competitions regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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