Keep the music alive!

There is a special joy that can only be found in the powerful blending of voices united in song. Through the centuries, music has helped capture the spirit and essence of great moments.
Encouraging the future generation of musical talent is essential to preserving this tradition. A special fund has been established in the name of Detroit Concert Choir’s Founding Director, Gordon Nelson. The Fund was designed to:
  • Honor Gordon Nelson and keep his memory alive
  • Support our efforts to encourage young people to join the Detroit Concert Choir by helping defray membership costs
  • Provide financial assistance to worthy young musicians who share in the Detroit Concert Choir’s artistry
To support this funding opportunity, please designate Nelson Scholarship Fund in the memo line of your donation to the Detroit Concert Choir.

Meet the recipients of the Gordon Nelson Scholarship 2021-2022 Season 

Olivia DonnelOLIVIA DONNEL Soprano, is a 2020 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance. She has sung many principal roles and has extensive experience singing in ensembles. Olivia holds a singing position at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at Oakland University where she studies with Dr. Alta Dantzler. She is excited to be a first year member of the Detroit Concert Choir.
KAYVON KASHANI GHARAVIJACOB ROBERTSON, Baritone, joined the Detroit Concert Choir in2018. He is a graduate of Oakland University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. While attending Oakland, Jacob sang as a member of University Chorus, Symphony Chorus and the Oakland Chorale. He is currently a Private Piano and Voice Teacher at Expressions Music Academy and a member of the EMA Singers. He is honored to be singing with the Detroit Concert Choir and is happy to be singing under Dr. Mike Mitchell again.
ABIGAIL MCKAYMARCELL SELDON Bass, is a Detroit native and is new to the DetroitConcert Choir this fall. Marcell attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School where he sang with the legendary choral director, Alice Lloyd. He graduated from the Detroit School of the Arts and studied music collegiately at Alabama A&M and Oakland University. Currently residing in Westland, Marcell is the music director at Better Life Church in Eastpointe and teaches private music lessons.



Our thanks to the following for their support of the scholarship fund:

Brandon & Danielle Johnson
Gerrie & Betty Ball
William Kupsky
Bob & Rebecca Meyers
Anne Rouce
Gregg & Beth Stobbs
Amelia Wilhelm
Richard Aude & Joy Crawford
Mike & Heidi Coburn
Amelia Hakim
Ray Laethem Motor Village
Rory Bolger & Helene Rottenberg
Ann Honto
Douglas & Diane Ingamells
Kathleen McDonald
Dr. Joseph & Michelle Metes
Jim & Christine Rice
Jeff & Christine Rouce
Sam & Veronica Smith
Joyce Jarzombek

Join us for our May concert "Grant us Peace: Music to heal the world."

A message of hope, courage, and unity. Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 pm at Christ Church Grosse Pointe Farms. Buy ticketsProof of vaccination required at entry and masks are optional.


Our annual auction gala is back!

We're revved up for a special evening! You're invited to celebrate the DCC at Ford House. Friday, June 17 from 6:30-10:30 pm. Enjoy a silent and live auction with a three-course seated dinner. Reserve your seat today. This gala honors A. Paul and Carol C. Schaap.


You keep the music alive!
Make a donation today.

We're kicking off our spring fundraiser. Giving to the DCC is a meaningful and generous way to support choral excellence in Detroit. Every donation makes a difference. Thank you for your support. Give now.