The mission of the Rochester Community Chorus is to enrich the cultural life of the community by providing its singers with opportunities to perform quality choral music under professional direction and by enhancing the lives of all through the resonant power of harmony and word.
We are the community choral ensemble in the area of Rochester, Michigan. If you would like to join us, please see the Membership page. Let us know how we can serve you.
Next on our concert agenda is a production of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff for February 2 with the Troy HS Orchestra and Choruses, and the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus. Soloists will be Rochester College faculty members Hye Yoon, soprano, and Joe Bentley, baritone.
Announcing a New Staff Member!
This season, we will be joined by Dan Greig, minister of music at St. Mary of the Hills Church in Rochester Hills, and director of the Summer Sing Thing Chorus in Rochester Hills. Dan will serve as co-director with Joe Bentley as they work together to bring three concerts to the public. A Christmas concert will take place in early December, including the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus. Early February will see a production of Carl Orff's monumental Carmina Burana with the Troy High School Orchestra and Chorus. A Spring concert will conclude the season either in late April or May. Details for all these events will be released soon. We are excited to have Dan begin work with us this year!
from the Melodious Accord newsletter, July 2002:
"No other art demands so persuasively that we dwell in this moment, right here, where space crosses time, in order to create something fleeting that we cannot make alone. Here is a positive addiction -- one that brings blessings rather than disease, and one that makes us appreciate and value those with whom and for whom we sing. We are most wonderfully human when we sing together."--Alice Parker
The Rochester Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
For more information about the RCC, contact:
Joe Bentley, director