Support Us - Volunteer your time!
Are you interested in giving back to the Detroit Concert Choir in a meaningful way through volunteer work?
If so, please take a look at the following volunteer opportunities.
- Bulk Mailing
- Ushering at Concerts
- Help at bake sales after Christmas Concerts
To volunteer please contact Christine Rouce or Sandra Cooper at the DCC Office.
The Detroit Concert Choir has many volunteers that help make the organization run effectively and smoothly. Below are just a few of the volunteers we would like to recognize:
Donna Abdoo, Office Assistant (Alto) holds a B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University, and sang in the Choral Union while in college. She has sung under the direction of Gordon Nelson since 1982 and has participated in every one of the national and international choral competitions, recordings, and concerts since that time. Ms. Abdoo retired after 27 years as a manager at AT&T, and now volunteers her talents by helping in the DCC office in many capacities. Donna's husband, David Reed, is also a member of the choir, and serves on the Board of Directors.
Dawn Surma, IT Manager (Soprano) graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Business and Music with a four-year music scholarship. She was a member of the Oakland Chorale and the Meadowbrook Estate Show Choir, performing in the musicals Into the Woods, West Side Story, Grease and Music Man. She also was the lead in "Anything Goes" with the Jackson Community College. Dawn studied tap, jazz and ballet for 14 years, performing with various dance centers and the Oakland Dance Theatre. She has been a member of the DCC since 1999 along with her mother, Pamela Berger, 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. She thanks her husband Chris and their three wonderful children, Matthew, Jacob, and Abby for their support.
Bob Weig, Concert Logistics (Tenor) has been singing pretty much his whole life. He was born and raised on a farm just a few miles north of Detroit. He attended a Lutheran elementary school and high school, and was involved in various choirs throughout. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. While working for Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, Ohio, he joined the Goodyear Singers, and got a taste of performing in front of larger audiences. He joined the Detroit Concert Choir in January of 1988, and never looked back. With this group, he gained a great deal that he is very grateful for: a director that is constantly challenging, a large circle of friends - some of whom he has known since he joined, and the satisfaction of knowing that his abilities are helping to bring a little joy to others. Bob is also one of those unsung heros of the choir as he functions as stage manager for the organization.
Joy Crawford, Recording Secretary, Travel Coordinator (Soprano) has a background in music that is primarily instrumental. Throughout school she received training in the flute, which developed over the years into a passion for the recorder. She has performed with a number of recorder and early music ensembles, and for several years was a featured performer with the chamber group Flauto y Basso, which produced a concert series of Renaissance and Baroque music. The singing that started as a sideline in high school "because I had to" began to take center stage when she took an opportunity to sing in Detroit with the Fort Street Chorale. Over time, she also participated in other Detroit-based groups such as German Masters Chorus, the Langsford Singers, and the Ad Hoc Chamber Choir. She auditioned for the Detroit Concert Choir in 1995 and was privileged to help win the prestigious Choir of the World title at Llangollen, Wales, and has sung in several performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has been thrilled to be a part of the competition choir for their tours to Wales, Spain, Austria and Italy. In her expanding role with the DCC, Joy has served as our travel manager, competition liaison and Basque language coach. A primary role for Joy is previewing international competitions for the choir. Currently employed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Joy is simultaneously pursuing a master’s degree in education at Wayne State University.