COVID-19 Update

Dear Rackham Choir Patrons and Supporters:

As you are aware, Governor Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Michigan. With that action, the state issued guidance strongly urging the public to avoid gatherings of 100 or more people and to consider cancelling events like concerts.

In accordance with the Governor’s recommendations, and because we don’t want to compromise the health of our patrons or performers, we have decided to suspend our performances of Singing and Sipping scheduled for March 13 and 15.

Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Hills High School Performing Arts Center

An Evening with Alvin Waddles and Friends VI

Celebrate friendship as Rackham Choir joins Detroit jazz pianist legend Alvin Waddles, famed tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon and Thomas Young (performing together in Detroit for the first time in over a decade) and a host of other great musical friends for an evening of classical, jazz, gospel, Broadway and more.

Friday, December 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
Detroit Opera House

2019 “Too Hot To Handel” Student / Senior Dress Rehearsal

Student and senior groups of 10 or more are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of "Too Hot To Handel, the Jazz-Gospel Messiah" at the Detroit Opera House on Friday, December 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Group tickets are available at

Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Opera House

2019 “Too Hot To Handel” – the Jazz-Gospel Messiah

Rackham Choir, in partnership with the Detroit Opera House, presents its annual celebration of Too Hot To Handel - The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Don’t miss it! Tickets available at the Michigan Opera Theatre box office or, or call the Detroit Opera House box office at (313) 237-7464. For group sales, call (313) 237-3471 or email

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak

“Singing and Sipping” – Bach Cantatas Concert – March 13, 2020

This event is cancelled at this time - look for rescheduling as time and talent permit.
Rackham Choir performs two of Bach’s most contrasting choral pieces. Sponsored by Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company,

Italian American Banquet and Conference Center

70th Anniversary Celebration – Postponed

This event is cancelled at this time - look for rescheduling as time and talent permit.
Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Rackham Choir — founded in 1949 and in continuous operation for 70 years.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak

2020 Voices of Tomorrow: The High School Vocal Intern Showcase

Our talented and hardworking student singers perform with the Rackham choir and sing solos.