The Detroit Concert Choir has been proud to represent the United Statesand its rich musical heritage to audiences from around the world and has successfully participated in eight international competitions. These competitions include Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales (1991, 1993, 1996, 2006); Norwich-Sligo International Choral Festival, Ireland (1994); Tolosa Choral Contest, Spain (1998); Spittal an der Drau International Choral Contest, Austria (2001); and Seghizzi International Choral Competition, Italy (2004). In addition, the group continues to receive numerous invitations to participate in events at the highest levels of international competition. Competing and performing with choirs all over the world has helped the choir to achieve the highest level of performance. As a result, this professional quest for excellence allows our Detroit audiences to be the beneficiaries of the highest quality choral music.
The Detroit Concert Choir is the recipient of eighteen national and international honors and acclamations as a result of its international competitions, including the prestigious title of “Choir of the World” at the 1996 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. In 2006, the choir competed in the 60th anniversary Eisteddfod competition, returning home with two first place awards.
The nationally acclaimed Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence was presented to the Detroit Concert Choir in 1997 based on the Choir’s artistic excellence, strong organizational structure, and a commitment to outreach, educational, and culturally diverse activities. This award was presented to the board at the Annual Chorus America Conference in Los Angeles.