Rackham Choir

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Rackham Choir was founded in 1949 as part of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It partnered with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1952 before becoming an independent nonprofit in 1981. It has since collaborated with Detroit institutions such as Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. The organization offers special performances for area youth, provides funding for students to attend its dress rehearsals, and offers masterclasses at schools in Detroit. Its high school vocal internship program provides opportunities and scholarships for up to five students who plan to study music in college. The choir recently provided an educational music program designed to raise awareness of homelessness in Detroit and the surrounding area. While unable to offer in-person performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the choir has started its “Together in Song, Together in Hope” virtual concerts.


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