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Now in its 52nd year, the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale (MDC) continues to bring music to life and lives to music for area citizens. Under the direction of Howard C. Richards, the group was established in 1970 as the Fraser Civic Chorus and was comprised of Fraser residents. It was then, and continues to be, dedicated to providing beautiful vocal music for the community. In 1989, the group was incorporated as a non profit organization and became Fraser Chorale, Inc. Finally, in 1995, the group became Metropolitan Detroit Chorale, Inc.

Under the direction of Pasquale Pascaretti, the Chorale has performed such master works as Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's Magnificat, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, and Rutter's RequiemGloria and Mass of the Children. Its members have traveled on three occasions to New York to sing in Carnegie Hall under the direction of John Rutter, most recently to perform Handel's Messiah conducted by Mr. Rutter (November 2007).

In May 2006, the Chorale presented the Michigan premiere of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. This was followed by the Midwest premiere of Mr. Jenkins' Requiem which the Chorale presented in June 2007 and his Stabat Mater presented in May 2009.

 

In addition to presenting its seasonal concerts and the contemporary cabaret performances, the Chorale makes a commitment to serve the community from which it draws its support.

Following its mission of Bringing Music To Life and Lives To Music, MDC aspires is to entertain and enrich the community, develop a broad audience and encourage area citizens to appreciate fine vocal performance. It also provides a place for amateur vocalists to learn and grow through performance under the direction of competent artists. Membership is open to all area vocalists.

Upcoming Performances

Christmas 2022: Messiah (Part 1), by G. F. Handel

Sunday, December 18, 2022 • 4:00pm

Hope Community Baptist Church

Metropolitan Detroit Chorale and Chamber Orchestra • Pasquale Pascaretti, Conductor 

Hope Community Baptist Church, 42259 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights 48313

Tickets will be available through our website:  $20, Children 10 and under are Free

Note:  Seating is Open, not reserved.  Seating is available on the main floor and in the balcony.  The only access to the balcony is via stairs.
 

Masterworks 2023: Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest

Sunday, March 19, 2023 • 4:00pm

Hope Community Baptist Church

Metropolitan Detroit Chorale and Chamber Orchestra • Pasquale Pascaretti, Conductor 

Hope Community Baptist Church, 42259 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights 48313

Tickets will be available through our website:  $20, Children 10 and under are Free

Note:  Seating is Open, not reserved.  Seating is available on the main floor and in the balcony.  The only access to the balcony is via stairs.
 

Cabaret 2023

May 2023

Stay tuned to our website and social media for details.

 

Audience and Concert Safety Protocol (as of June 20, 2022):

•  Guests/audience members and performers will not be required to wear a mask.  However, anyone wishing to wear one is welcome to do so.

•  Neither audience members nor performers will be asked to provide proof of vaccinations or test results.

•  Contact tracing will not be done at performances or rehearsals.

•  Policies with be regularly assessed and are subject to change.

Please check the MDC website for any changes as concert dates draw near.