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The Detroit Youth Concert Choir


In celebration of 175 years

Generously sponsored by La-Z-Boy, Inc.

Join the IHM Sisters as they welcome the Detroit Youth Choir in concert on Sept. 12.  The concert concludes an extended year of events celebrating the founding of the IHM in Monroe. The Detroit Youth Choir concert begins at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park, the site where Sister Theresa Maxis Duchemmin established the congregation in a log cabin in 1845. Come early, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a fun, free afternoon of music and comradery!

Founded in 1996, the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC) is a nonprofit organization that serves young people with music education, dance and theatrical arts. The program is focused on boys and girls ages 8-18 throughout the Detroit Metro area. The Detroit Youth Choir teaches and develops student talent and creativity, in addition to life skills. With more than 20 years of service, they have maintained a 98% graduation rate.

DYC drew a national following with its summer-long series of energetic performances on the NBC talent show, America’s Got Talent, earning second place. They have performed at various events around the city of Detroit, nationally, and internationally before many celebrities, dignitaries, and pioneers of the music industry.

To add to the festivities, St. Mary Catholic Central Parent Committee will be selling food and beverages with all proceeds benefiting the Parent Committee. Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of Michigan books will be for sale and author, Patricia Montemurri, will be in attendance to autograph them. Following the concert, Mayor Bob Clark will give a proclamation honoring the IHM.