Conducted by Norma Freeman, the Voices Valiant Adult Choir is a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This chorus is designed for adults who love to sing, enjoy learning through music, enjoy the social community that music can provide, and want to improve their mental and physical health through music. Whether you have experience reading music and singing in a choir, or if this is your first choral experience, you will enjoy being a member of this unique group! There is no audition necessary.
Professor Jerry Blackstone, Faculty Advisor
Norma Freeman, Conductor
Dolly Collins, Accompanist
Rehearsals – Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring Cycle Dates
March 13, 20*, 27
April 3, 10, 17*, 24
May 1, 8, 15*
May 18 (Friday) Concert Rehearsal 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
May 19 (Saturday) Concert 2:00 PM
*Potluck luncheon will be held after rehearsal (from 12:00-1:00 PM) on these dates
7265 N Ann Arbor St,
Saline, MI 48176
We encourage membership to be an annual commitment in order to support ensemble balance, and to build on ensemble skills.
Application for the 2018-2019 Season will be available in July 2018.
Do I need to be able to read music to sing with Voices Valiant?
You do not need to be able to read music to be in Voices Valiant, but the ability to read music is a great asset in learning the songs. If you do not read music, you may want to initially bring a recording device to rehearsals to record your part while we rehearse.
Is the rehearsal space handicap accessible?
Yes, Liberty School is handicap accessible. In addition, there is ample parking.
What kind of music does Voices Valiant sing?
Voices Valiant’s mission is to enjoy learning through choral music. This allows us to draw repertoire from a wide range of sources, including:
Music honoring a variety of world cultures
Music from our American heritage
Music from our life stories
Will Voices Valiant perform?
Voices Valiant supports community singing, so every concert will include an audience sing along. Concerts typically occur on Saturdays at the Earl V. Moore Building on U-M Campus. We also schedule additional (and optional) community outreach concerts.