ROYAL OAK SYMPHONY & METROPOLITAN DETROIT CHORALE IN CONCERT
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.