Christine Rouce has an extensive background in Fine Arts management and not-for-profit organizational administration. She has helped nurture and develop the world-renowned Detroit Concert Choir by serving as the organization’s Executive Director from 1993 to the present.

Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University in 1989 when she joined the staff of Detroit Performing Artists, Inc./Detroit Concert Choir as a Project Coordinator. She oversees the development, fundraising, grantsmanship, marketing, and publicity of the organization. This includes managing finances, creating and implementing ongoing marketing efforts, and planning and organizing community outreach events, education activities, special events, and fund-raisers. Christine supervises all administrative tasks and personnel functions and works in conjunction with the artistic director in the development of each concert season.

As a member of Chorus America, Christine was instrumental in the Detroit Concert Choir’s important recognition as winner of the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. She helped coordinate and has traveled with the group to six international music competitions and participates actively as a Detroit Concert Choir singer.

Christine is the daughter of the founding director, Gordon E. Nelson, and was fortunate to work alongside him for 30 years. Her appreciation and understanding of the choral arts are demonstrated by her strong commitment to bringing the performing arts to the larger community.



Dawn Surma

IT Manager

Dawn has been a member of the DCC since 1999 and is honored to be part of such an esteemed organization. Dawn developed the DCC website, and helps with all the technology aspects of the choir.


Bob Weig

Concert Logistics

Bob joined the Detroit Concert Choir in 1988. Bob leads the concert set up team and transports and stores the choir's risers and production equipment.


Live music returns - "Let Music Live!"

We are overjoyed to welcome you back with a complete season of concerts. We open our 35th season with Let Music Live!  on Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3:00 pm at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, Detroit. Safety policies will be in place. Learn more.


Join our Circle of Friends

Keep the music alive! Join our Circle of Friends and make your gift to the DCC today! Your donation enables us to delight and enriches the lives of all who appreciate the magic of beautiful choral artistry. Together we make the music.


Community Outreach

In addition to our concert series, DCC enriches the cultural offerings for the city by singing for community events and by collaborating with fellow arts groups such as children's choirs, dance groups, young instrumentalists, and more!