Macomb Children's Chorus
DIRECTORS: Ronald Weiler II and Betsy Graham Marsh
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Grades 2 - 9
REHEARSALS: Weekly; September – May (see below for additional information)
PERFORMANCES: Winter and spring concerts held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
(see below for actual concert dates and times)
REGISTRATION FEE: Junior $210; Senior $230; Troubadours $250
Placement Audition required. Upon placement, you will receive a password to register online.
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Passwords were given at the time of audition. You will need this password to complete your registration.
Experience the joy of music-making in a county-wide choral program. Macomb Children’s Chorus is comprised of three choirs: Junior, Senior, Troubadours. Singers are placed on the basis of their musical ability and their motivation to learn and work at singing. The intent of the Children's Chorus is to enhance and expand upon the musical opportunities that the children receive in their school and church choirs by providing additional instruction and experiences.
Rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique. Through the study of the highest quality music literature, the singers develop musical artistry, poise, confidence, discipline and an understanding and love of the art of music.
Junior: Tuesday, 5:50pm-7:00pm
Senior: Tuesday, 7:15pm-8:45pm
Troubadours: Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Winter Concert: Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30pm
Spring Concert: Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:30pm
This is a ticketed event, $7, $5 children 12 & under
586.286.2044 | ArtsEducation@macomb.edu
The Directors: Ronald R. Weiler II, Director - Junior and Senior Choirs | Betsy Graham Marsh, Director - Troubadours
Ronald R. Weiler II (Ron) has been the Director of Middle and Upper School Choirs at Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) since 1998. During that time, his choirs have received numerous First Division, Excellent and Superior Ratings at MSVMA District and State Choral Festivals. The Concert Choir has performed twice as a featured choir for the MSVMA Choral Hour at the Michigan Music Conference in Ann Arbor in 2004 and Grand Rapids in 2017. Bella Voce, the advanced ensemble auditioned from the Concert Choir, was a finalist ensemble for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in 2016. The Upper School Choirs have travelled internationally twice during Mr. Weiler’s tenure (2001 & 2006) and Bella Voce performed on the stage at Carnegie Hall in 2008. The DCDS Choirs have collaborated with many professional musical organizations, such as the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sounding Light, and Madrigal Chorale of Southfield.
Betsy Graham Marsh, retired choral director of 36 years, conducts the Troubadours choir. Over her tenure she was chosen twice to direct State Honor Choirs and was Rochester Middle School Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 2003. Betsy currently serves as editor of the Michigan newsletter of the American Choral Directors Association and is director of the St. Paul’s UMC Epworth choir.