Dean Dr. Ronald Prowse

Have you heard the story of the two woodsmen?  Two woodsmen got up one morning and sawed trees until dark.  The first woodsman worked without stopping.  The second woodsman took a ten-minute break every hour.  At the end of the day, the second woodsman had cut a dozen more trees than the first.  The first woodsman said, “How could you have cut more trees than I?  You were taking breaks all the time, while I was going nonstop, sawing, sawing, sawing.”  The second woodsman looked at him and replied, “During those breaks I was sharpening my saw.” 

On March 12, 2016 we have an opportunity to sharpen our “saw”; we will be given some new and practical ideas pertaining to the art of directing the choir rehearsal.  Regardless of amount of education and experience in the area of choral directing, we can all benefit from the upcoming

Ronald Prowse
Dean, Detroit Chapter AGO

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August 4 - 6, 2016
Please join us in Detroit for the inaugural season of the Detroit Choral Festival, hosted by Christ Church Detroit, 96 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207, with the Community Chorus of Detroit, Christ Church Choir, the Detroit Vocal E nsemble, and other Metro Detroit guest artists. All concerts are free and open to the public with barrier free access.

August 4, 7:00 PM
a Community Sing of the Mozart Requiem with the Community Chorus of Detroit; Melissa Maloney, soprano; Elizabeth Med vinsky, alto; Brian White, tenor; Constantine Novotny, bass; and Dr. Edward Maki - Schramm, conductor. All singers are welcome to join a mass choir for this moving work which will be sung in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting. Bring your own sco re or rent one for $5.

August 5, 7:00 PM
The Detroit Vocal Ensemble will present a varied concert of works from the English Renaissance to the 21st century. The octet is a group of Detroiters committed to making great music in Detroit.

August 6, 7:00 PM
A service of Choral Evensong with Eucharist led by the Choir of Christ Church and musical guests. Join us for this beautiful tradition of sung liturgy to end the choral festival.