The Deep River Choir In Concert

The Deep River Choir In Concert

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The Deep River is a grass roots community choir dedicated to the roots of American music and the diverse culture of Detroit. Y Arts at the Boll Family YMCA started the choir in 2007 to answer the question, “How can we keep from singing?”

Their music celebrates of the survival of the human spirit in adversity. It includes offerings as varied as the sweet harmonies of the contemporary folk song A SIMPLE FAITH, by David Tamelevich to the raw emotion of GOIN HOME, a prison work song written by Irvin Webb and originally recorded in 1956 by the great music historian Alan Lomax.

The Choir is lead by veteran choir director Bobbi Thompson and acclaimed musicians and educators Matt Watroba and the Reverend Robert Jones. Historically Detroit has been a destination for people seeking a better life, and in that spirit, the volunteers who make up this choir come from all over the world.

4230 Livernois
Troy, Michigan 48085
$8 Adults/4$ children under 16/$20 Families
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Support for the Deep River Choir is provided by
the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan