Who are the Detroit Lutheran Singers...
Please join us for the 54th 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!
Are you interested in singing with the Detroit Lutheran Singers? We will be auditioning singers for the Spring 2023 Concert Series at our rehearsal on Monday, January 23rd, 2023 at 6:45 pm. While the audition process may seem daunting, our goal is to say yes. Since rehearsal time is extremely limited, a singer who joins the choir must demonstrate a well-developed set of musical skills which includes appropriate range and dynamics, music reading skills, sight-singing, and a vocal quality that will blend with the ensemble. The audition will take just a few minutes and no prepared piece is required. If you are interested in singing with us, please click this link and share your contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Detroit Lutheran Singers places tremendous value in keeping our singers and audiences safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are excited to see (and hear) each other in-person, our paramount responsibility remains the health and safety of our members, as well as our audience. As such, we are following the recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention):
1. All singers must be fully vaccinated to participate in rehearsals and performances with the Detroit Lutheran Singers. We have made that commitment to our rehearsal and performance venues and are making that commitment to each other.
2. We ask that all members help us to stay healthy by staying home if they (or a member of their household) do not feel well.
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.