YMCA Deep River Choir
Upcoming Deep River Choir Performances:
Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation Nonprofit Festival
Saturday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m.
Joy/Southfield Help and Education Center
18917 Joy Rd, Detroit
Outdoor festival running from noon to 4 p.m. for nonprofits promoting community volunteerism
More dates announced soon!
“How can I keep from singing?” asks the old Quaker hymn.
Our Choir is free to join and open to the public, so meet us on Friday nights at 6pm at the Boll Family YMCA for rehearsal. Call 313.223.2743 for more information.
We’ve just released our first album featuring original songs by Rev. Robert Jones, Matt Watroba…
The YMCA Deep River Choir released its first CD in November, 2008, a year after the eclectic community-based choir was organized by YArts under the direction of Bobbi Thompson.
The CD, “Songs of Praise & Promise,” features original works by acclaimed roots music performers and educators Matt Watroba and the Rev. Robert Jones. Also included is “Shine Right Through the Dark,” a song written and recorded by Watroba in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
“For more than 300 years, Detroit and its river have been a destination for people of every nationality searching for freedom and opportunity,” said Gillian Eaton, vice president of YArts, a program extension of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit at the Boll Family YMCA. “Just as the Detroit River symbolizes the common hopes of these seekers, the YMCA Deep River Choir celebrates the common spirit that continues to inspire and unify our diverse and storied community.”
All proceeds of “Songs of Praise & Promise” will benefit YArts to help underwrite the YMCA Deep River Choir and other community programming and outreach activities. For more information about the CD’s release, or to find out how to purchase the CD, please contact Y Arts.