DETROIT/Nov. 24, 2016—The award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, under the artistic direction of Alice McAllister Tillman, will present its 45th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Gesu Church.
The concert will feature a diverse musical program designed to usher in the holiday season including carols, classical works and sacred Negro spirituals performed by the 40-plus members of the Brazeal Dennard Chorale.
““We are preparing literature that is challenging and exquisitely beautiful, ” Tillman said. “The repertoire will demonstrate the Chorale’s ability to be sensitive to the specific needs of each piece and genre represented. We look forward to presenting a program that will be enjoyed by all.”
General admission tickets for the 4 p.m. Holiday Concert performance are $25. Concert tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Chorale office at 313-331-0378 or online at www.BrazealDennard.com. Tickets also can be purchased the afternoon of the concert at Gesu Church, located at 17180 Oak Drive in Detroit’s University District.
“The Chorale is extremely excited about performing at Gesu Church for the first time because it connects us to our community roots,” said Chorale Executive Director Yvonne Turner, who also sings soprano in the group. “We want to give the community—especially people who may not know about the Chorale—a chance to hear us, see us and be a part of us.”
Named after its legendary founder, the late Brazeal Dennard, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale’s mission is to “remember, discover, preserve, and share the Negro spiritual as a part of the artistic community, and to rediscover and perform significant choral works by African American composers.” The Chorale, whose members represent all walks of life, won gold and silver medals at the 2012 World Choir Games. To learn more about the Brazeal Dennard Chorale, please visit www.BrazealDennard.com.