Who are the Detroit Lutheran Singers...
Please join us for the 52nd year of the Detroit Lutheran Singers! The Detroit Lutheran Singers strive to promote excellence in the performance of sacred choral music in the Detroit Metropolitan area. To that end, Director Christopher Hall selects programs of sacred music ranging from the old masters to present-day composers. This ecumenical group enjoys singing a variety of styles, including cantatas, spirituals and favorite anthems.
The Detroit Lutheran Singers have had the pleasure of performing in a variety of venues outside of traditional concert performances, including singing the National Anthem for the Detroit Tigers and performing with Composer Dan Forrest at Carnegie Hall! Most recently, the DLS crossed the pond to Germany to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther and JS Bach!
Dear Friends and Supporters of Detroit Lutheran Singers,
In order to help protect the health of our singers and our concert audiences, the board has decided to cancel our upcoming spring concert series. This includes all remaining rehearsals in addition to our spring concerts.
If you have already purchased tickets for the Spring Concert Series through a host church or from our website, you will be offered the choice of a refund or may use the ticket at any of our concerts during the 2020-2021 season.
Thanks for a wonderful season, and I look forward to seeing you at a concert next Fall!
The Detroit Lutheran Singers
The Detroit Lutheran Singers are committed to their mission of promoting excellence in sacred choral music. To meet the goals of this mission, the DLS is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity to current college students and high school Juniors/Seniors who also have a passion for sacred music. Candidates interested in this opportunity will be offered an audition opportunity and be asked to participate in the Spring 2020 Concert Series with the Detroit Lutheran Singers as a member of the choir.
Up to four Young Artist Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded. Auditions will be held in January 2020 to select winning candidates. Candidates must complete an application, audition, and if selected, fulfill the participation requirements of 6 rehearsals and 4 concerts in order to become a scholarship recipient in May 2020.
Applications must be received by December 31, 2019.
DLS Scholarship Application 2019
Christopher L. Hall, Director
Mr. Christopher Hall recently retired after more than 20 years as Director of Music of the First United Methodist Church, Birmingham. Chris developed a music ministry consisting of 13 choirs involving over 300 singers, ringers, and instrumentalists. The program also included a summer music camp for youth and travel to England with the High School Choir. Chris established a concert series, “Live at First”, which featured artists ranging from the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Canadian Brass, Chanticleer and to P.D.Q. Bach and Judy Collins. Director of the Detroit Methodist Chorale, Chris directed choir tours to 22 European countries from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Italy. In addition, he owns and operates CLH Publications, a music distribution company which serves churches and schools across the country. Chris has been singing with the Detroit Lutheran Singers for more than 25 years along with his wife, Doris, the DLS accompanist. He has served as the Conductor for DLS since 2012.