Gerrie Ball, an accompanist and talented pianist and organist has shared in the Detroit Concert Choir's artistry since 1988. He has contributed to their rising success and growing reputation worldwide as their premier accompanist.

 Gerrie has a B.M. degree in piano performance from Wayne State University, an M.M. degree in vocal accompanying from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is certified by the Archdiocese of Detroit as a Minister of Music at the organ. Among his teachers were Ruth Burczyk, Mischa Kottler, and Santos Ojeda for piano; Ray Ferguson, Dr. Gale Kramer, and Bert Lord Jr. for organ; and Dr. Robert K. Evans, John Wustman, and Dalton Baldwin for accompanying. He has served as organist at St. Dorothy Church for 17 years and in his current position as Director of Music Ministries for the last five years. Gerrie has served on staff at Wayne State University since 1976, accompanying choruses, operas, students and faculty. As a member of the faculty at Wayne, Gerrie has taught piano classes since 1988. Gerrie has also served as accompanist at the Interlochen National Music Camp and is a member of the professional music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha.

Throughout his professional career, Gerrie has accompanied numerous choruses, and soloists, in concerts and competition, regionally, and internationally. Since 1970, Gerrie has been a part of the rich tradition of the WSU Men's Glee Club as accompanist and singer, participating in their numerous European tours, competitions, and recordings, and he continues to play for the current group and alumni group, performing in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Gerrie has performed in concert witth Metropolitan Opera stars, George Shirley, Emilia Cundari, and Gergio Pezzetti, and accompanied the first place soprano winner of the International Young Singer's Competition in Wales at the prestigious LLangollen Eistedfodd. Through the years, Gerrie has rehearsed with DSO conductors Sixten Ehrling, Antol Dorati, and Neeme Jarvi in preparing choruses for concerts. Among the many music groups in the Detroit area, Gerrie has accompanied and performed with Hostia, toured abroad with the Langsford Singers and the Vanguard Voices and Brass, and recorded with the Renaissance Voices.

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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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