As of June, 2015 we are proud to present our new Artistic Director, Dr. Brandon Johnson.
Gordon Nelson founded the Detroit Concert Choir in 1987 based on his desire to enhance the lives of others through music. He had previously served as the Choral Director of Denby High School in Detroit from 1961 to 1979. At Denby he had taken his high school choir to compete in international competitions, and from these experiences he came to believe that training for competitions brings out the desire to achieve at the highest level in the individual singers and fosters a unified spirit within the choir itself. It was these principles that he applied to the Detroit Concert Choir.

The Detroit Concert Choir has been proud to represent the United Statesand its rich musical heritage to audiences from around the world and has successfully participated in eight international competitions. These competitions include Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales (1991, 1993, 1996, 2006); Norwich-Sligo International Choral Festival, Ireland (1994); Tolosa Choral Contest, Spain (1998); Spittal an der Drau International Choral Contest, Austria (2001); and Seghizzi International Choral Competition, Italy (2004). In addition, the group continues to receive numerous invitations to participate in events at the highest levels of international competition. Competing and performing with choirs all over the world has helped the choir to achieve the highest level of performance. As a result, this professional quest for excellence allows our Detroit audiences to be the beneficiaries of the highest quality choral music.

The Detroit Concert Choir is the recipient of eighteen national and international honors and acclamations as a result of its international competitions, including the prestigious title of Choir of the World at the 1996 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. In 2006, the choir competed in the 60th anniversary Eisteddfod competition, returning home with two first place awards.

The nationally acclaimed Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence was presented to the Detroit Concert Choir in 1997 based on the Choir’s artistic excellence, strong organizational structure, and a commitment to outreach, educational, and culturally diverse activities. This award was presented to the board at the Annual Chorus America Conference in Los Angeles.

Our Mission

We seek to promote musical excellence by uniting artists through inspiring concert performances, education, and community engagement. We aspire to be an exceptional choral ensemble, committed to musical diversity, evoking passion, and educating our members and audiences. We seek opportunities to present our music to audiences across the nation and around the world.

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Our New Director

The Detroit Concert Choir is proud to introduce its new Artistic Director, Dr. Brandon Johnson. Dr. Johnson has had extensive experience in conducting youth and adult choirs.

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Our Singers

The group consists of some 70 singers who gather from over 35 communities in and around Detroit and its surrounding tri-county area.

DCC Endowment Fund

Everyone wants to be remembered and to leave some indelible mark on the world to make it a better place. Why not start with the Detroit Concert Choir Endowment Fund?

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Community Rewards

We are always on the look-out for simple ways to earn extra funds for the choir. Here are some on-going fundraisers that are easy to use, at no extra cost to the consumer.

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