We’re opening this season with Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. First composed in the late 1880’s and finished in the early 1900’s, Rackham Choir will perform this beloved and inspiring setting of the Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin, accompanied on organ by Clayton Farmer.

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Rackham Choir’s long awaited production of Too Hot To Handel will return on January 13, 2024, at the Detroit Opera House, performed by an all-star roster of jazz, gospel and classical artists. Fiery soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson are back, along with pianist Alvin Waddles, a jazz combo, the Detroit Opera Orchestra and Rackham Choir under the baton of Suzanne Mallare Acton.  Celebrate the 20th production of this Detroit tradition and heat up January while you fill your soul and spirit!

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At the request of two clergymen in San Francisco in the early 1960’s, Duke Ellington composed a concert of sacred music for Grace Cathedral.  He wrote this piece appealing to a new audience while also appeasing his jazz fan base.  Rackham Choir will perform this piece on Sunday, April 14th at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit.  Ticket prices and other details will be forthcoming.

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Rackham Choir is thrilled to announce the five participants in this season’s High School Vocal Intern Program.  We are pleased to welcome back, from last season, Ms. Chloe Dublois and Ms. Anna Schwartz.  Additionally we are excited to be singing with Ms. Riya Nambiar, Ms. Tayla Samuel and Ms. Dana Lockhart.  We are especially appreciative of Isabel Allaway’s assistance with this program.  Thanks, Isabel!

Details about the Intern Concert in Spring, will be forthcoming.