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Celebrating our 20th year in the Royal Oak area!


Friday, May 13, 2016 — 8:00 pm, Berkley High School

The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale will join with the Royal Oak Symphony to present John Rutter’s “Feel the Spirit!” on Friday, May 13, 8:00 pm, at the Berkley High School Auditorium (2325 Catalpa Drive, Berkley). “Feel the Spirit!” is an arrangement of well-known American spirituals, such as “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”, “Deep River” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Jeremy Duby will be the guest conductor for the concert, which will also feature “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, and "Symphony No. “ by Howard Hanson.

The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale (MDC), now in its 46th season, is comprised of over 60 singers. Under the direction of Pasquale A. Pascaretti, the Chorale, is considered the premier chorus of Macomb County. The ensemble has performed masterworks such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mozart’s Requiem, among others. The MDC offers cabaret concerts as well as the classics of the choral repertoire.

Both the Chorale and the Royal Oak Symphony provide opportunities for area musicians to make music a life-long avocation, while bringing masterworks to local audiences. Musicians and singers are of all ages and professions.

Upcoming Concert

Women With Cello

Our symphony orchestra is currently on the lookout for violinists, cello players, trumpet players, and other talented musicians to expand our orchestra. If you're interested in becoming a part of a group of community musicians, call us today to set up an audition appointment. We look forward to helping you embrace your love of music among other artists like yourself.

Ensemble Playing Wind Instruments

The feeling of inspiration that comes from listening to live orchestral music is greatly felt by orchestra audiences worldwide, and if you're wishing to hear beautiful music in your community from live symphony performers, you're in luck. Our symphony provides live orchestral music many times throughout the year, designed to inspire, entertain, and move emotions.


Student and Senior Concert Tickets $12 Each, Or $40 for Our Four-Concert Season

Free Entry for Under 18s

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About Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra

Our original orchestra was known as the Troy Community Orchestra (TCO) and functioned between December 1982 and May 1994.

After the TCO disbanded, violinist Paula Savaglio sought to find a new Director and a place to hold rehearsals. Her perseverance eventually led her to the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools, where she met Mr. Peter Tolias of Kimball High School, who became the director/conductor of what is now known as the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra.

The first rehearsal was held in September of 1995. The membership of the orchestra is comprised of residents from Royal Oak and surrounding communities. Our group members come from a variety of professions, and greatly enjoy playing and bringing music to the Royal Oak area. We are celebrating our 20th year in the Royal Oak area.

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Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(248) 549-0262

Located in
Royal Oak, MI