Dr. Michael A. Mitchell, DMA began his position as the Artistic Director of the Detroit Concert Choir in June 2019. He is the Director of Choral Activities at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he directs the University’s three choral ensembles and supervises the graduate-level choral conducting program.

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.

Sandra Cooper performs numerous administrative office tasks to ensure efficient office operations for the organization and the distribution of music to all choir members. A lifelong love of all types of music brought Sandy to the Detroit Concert Choir as a singer in 1991.

Gerrie Ball, is a talented professional pianist and organist. Since 1988, Gerrie has elevated the Detroit Concert Choir's artistry as our accompanist. 

Stan Harr (Board President) served as Detroit Concert Choir’s Interim Director for the 2014-2015 season and continues to serve as Assistant Director. Stan joined the choir as a section leader in 1996.

James Moore, Jr., tenor, is a long-time member and featured soloist of the Detroit Concert Choir.

Bonnie Lawrence (Vice President: Strategic Planning, Fundraising) joined the Detroit Concert Choir in 2017 in the soprano section. She is an active member of the board of directors focusing on strategic planning.

Rory Bolger., Ph.D., FAICP, has a 33-year career as a Detroit City Planner. This life-long Detroiter’s work as a Peace Corps/Panama volunteer and years with CDCs in Detroit launched him on a trajectory of public service.

Veronica Smith (Treasurer: Database and Bookkeeping Consultant) joined the board of the Detroit Concert Choir. in 2010. She has been very involved with the choir since joining in 2006.

Joy Crawford serves as the Recording Secretary for the Detroit Concert Choir. Joy is also a member of the choir and has been the group’s primary Travel Coordinator for international competitions.

Stacey Carlson (Marketing)  Joined the Detroit Concert Choir board in 2020 and assists the executive director in marketing the choir. 

Michele Fredericks (Director: Educational Outreach/Fundraising) joined the Detroit Concert Choir in 1996 as a soprano section leader and soloist. She is an active member of the board of directors, helping with fundraising and educational outreach with area high schools.

Michelle Metes (Director: Special Events/Fundraising) has organized many special events and Auction Galas. Michele joined the Detroit Concert Choir in 1993 and has traveled with the group to numerous international competitions.

Benson K. Woo (Director: Strategic and Financial Development) has served as CFO and treasurer in both public and private equity industrials, including Gibson Guitar, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Prestolite Electric, Tower Automotive, TriMas, Metris, York, and Case New Holland.



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.


Watch a video from "Grant us Peace: Music to heal the world."

Watch and enjoy "The Parting Glass" sung by the Detroit Concert Choir - March 2022. Directed by Michael A. Mitchell, Artistic Director. Presented In loving memory of Russell Yamazaki (1942-2022).


Thank you to our DCC@ Ford House Annual Auction Gala sponsors!

Thank you to all who made our 2022 Gala such a success! The setting was perfect and fun was had by all.  Special thanks to  our Event Sponsors.  This gala honored A. Paul and Carol C. Schaap.


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