Rochester First Congregational Church, UCC, Presents the Motor City Chorale’s “Sing Into Spring” Concert

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Rochester is hosting the Motor City Chorale as it presents its “Sing Into Spring” concert on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 1315 N. Pine Street, Rochester, Mich.

Originally founded in 1933 as the General Motors Chorus, the Motor City Chorale celebrates more than 90 years of continuous service to the Metro Detroit community. The April 12th concert will feature joyful spring music, ranging from classical, sacred, and secular, to popular genres. Open to the public, the concert is free of charge.

The Chorale is directed by Eric Miller, a post he has held since 2008. He served as choir director of Warren’s Lincoln High School from 1981 to 2015 and currently is the Senior Choir Director of St. Paul’s Church, Grosse Pointe Farms. The accompanist of the Chorale is Robert Foster, who has served as organist of First English Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Woods since 1984 and Piano Accompanist for Grosse Pointe North High School since 2017.

“The Motor City Chorale always presents a fun and enjoyable evening as they share their musical gifts,” commented Pastor Scott Cunningham. “We welcome the community at this delightful event.”

About the Motor City Chorale

The Motor City Chorale is a strategically planned and guided 501(c)(3) organization that fosters, develops, and shares a passion for choral music. It inspires audiences through masterful choral performance, dedication to artistic excellence, educational enrichment, entertainment, and community service. The chorale actively participates in annual charity events, including providing music scholarships for vocal students at Warren’s Lincoln High School, performing at the John Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit, caroling at Greenfield Village during Holiday Nights, and collecting and donating school supplies, food, clothing, personal products, and Christmas gifts. For more information, visit

About First Congregational Church, UCC, Rochester

Founded in 1827, First Congregational Church of Rochester is an open and affirming local church of the United Church of Christ. We welcome all in love, as Jesus Christ welcomes us all. We are an inclusive community that embraces all people, regardless of race, ethnic background, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, social or economic situation, marital or family status, biblical interpretation, or political persuasion. Worship services are typically on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and are also available online via YouTube and Facebook. Childcare is available and children are always welcome to remain in worship in our Pray Ground for structured play and coloring, as we value their presence. A “wiggle room” is also available. The church is located at 1315 N. Pine Street, Rochester. For more information, visit,

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