Dickinson County Community Chorus


"Silent Night" from Sounds of Christmas 2019 at Kingsford High School Auditorium



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The 2024 Ecumenical Lenten/Holy Week/Easter Concert

7:00 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, 26 March 2024
American Martyrs Church, Sagola Avenue, Kingsford, Michigan

Including "Agnus Dei" from Choral Mass, 1987: Missa Cantata Latina by J. M. Hogan

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The Sounds of Christmas 2023


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The Sounds of Christmas 2023 

Concert Photos

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Special Note about Email Communications to Members 

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About Sounds of Christmas 2023

Rehearsals to begin for Dickinson County Community Chorus 

Crystal Hogan: "The Dickinson County Community Chorus will begin rehearsing on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming Sounds of Christmas concert. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. The children's chorus will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. and will continue on the same nights as the adult choir. There is no charge for membership in the chorus, and there are no auditions. However, prospective new members should possess some knowledge of choral singing. There are only 12 rehearsals so regular attendance is required with rare exceptions for unavoidable absences. Go to http://www.communitychorus.org for detailed information and updates. The Christmas concert will be presented on November 27 & 28 at the Kingsford High School auditorium."

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“Music Under the Stars”

7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9th, 2023

Lake Antoine Park

Summarized Program


The Star-Spangled Banner

Up Above My Head/Swingin’ With the Saints

Michigan Morn

Selections from The Music Man


Kingsford Alma Mater / Hail Sons of Kingsford

It Had to Be You / You Made Me Love you 

The Impossible Dream 

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man

Yes, We Have No Bananas

What’ll I Do 

In the Good Old Summertime/My Wild Irish Rose


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame 

Song for the Unsung Hero


May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.  


Principal Conductor: Crystal Hogan

Children’s Chorus Conductor, Assistant Conductor: Dawn Kranz

Assistant Conductor:  Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou

Chorus Piano Accompanist: Jan Van Gasse

Ensemble Piano Accompanist: Mary Lee

Emcee: Tom Martin

Signer: Wendy Welch


Soprano: Anna Briseno, Jan Cummings, Trisha Hongisto, Wendy Mulka, Joan Pataconi, Jenifer Queen, Angela Ramsdell, Patricia Staller, Maureen Tercha, Gail Vornkahl


Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy deKoster, Charlene Greene, Caitlin Kurtz, Sydney Lobner, Carla Perea, Jackie Safford, Patty Smith, Marsha Wainio, Wendy Welch


Alto: Jan Altobelli, Jan Cayemberg, Dawn Kranz, Kathy Kulas, Colleen Mans, Kaye Miziniak, Jessa Neuens, Tanya Pollard, Charmaine Reynolds, Sandy Sullivan


Tenor: Bill Cummings, Sue Giesen, Teddy Izzo, Mary Negro, Tim Reynolds, Curt Rogan, Rosemary VanPeymbrock


Baritone: Bill DeVoe, Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou, Paul Larson, Daniel Pedo, Boyd Thomas


Bass: John Erickson, Dean Hendrickson, Kyle Kranz, Richard Pataconi, Joseph Velie


Children’s Chorus: Ella Copley, Salem Counter, Georgia deKoster, Riley Hansen, Ashlynn Krantz, Catherine Majors, Jewel Nord, Jayda Safford, Hadley Simmons, Raegan Simmons



Flute:Theresa Ozzello, Clarinet: Trisha Hongisto, Trumpet: Louisa Ozzello, French Horn: Meghan Schultz, French Horn: Daniel Maki, Trombone: Christopher Burie, Bass: Josh March, Guitar: Jason Ocasio, Drums: Logan O’Brion

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About the 2023 Summer Season

[The following is the article published in the local papers.]

Dickinson County Community Chorus Rehearsals begin on May 2nd for the Summer Season

The Dickinson County Community Chorus is looking for adults and children to participate in the chorus! Rehearsals for adults will begin for the 2023 summer concert season on Tuesday, May 2nd. All rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. There is no charge for membership in the chorus, and there are no auditions. However, prospective new members should possess some knowledge of choral singing. 

DCCC's Principal Conductor, Crystal Hogan, will direct the summer concert accompanied by Jan Van Gasse and Mary Lee. Dawn Kranz will direct the children’s chorus. Children will begin rehearsals on May 23rd from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou will assist with ensembles. The “Music Under the Stars” concert will be presented at the Band Shell at Lake Antoine on Sunday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. The chorus will also provide music at the morning church service that day at the Presbyterian Church to thank the church for the use of their facilities for rehearsals. The chorus will also sponsor a float in the 4th of July parade as well as the Kingsford Centennial Parade on August 5th. Volunteers from the chorus are welcome to ride or walk with the DCCC float.

"We have planned an outstanding selection of music that will be exciting for singers and audience alike," said Hogan. “With a shout out to the 2023 Kingsford Centennial the chorus will feature songs from a century ago. Selections will include selections from The Music Man, which was set in the early 1900s, sing-a-long songs from the 1920s as well as patriotic, Michigan songs, and gospel selections that you will want to dance to or to hum and sing along with.” 

For information and updates, go to http://www.communitychorus.org.

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2023 Holy Week Concert-Service

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............DCCC Holy Week 2023 Sound Files/Practice





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