About The Choir
Rackham Symphony Choir’s mission is to bring to the community the power and energy of exciting orchestra-accompanied choral works through quality concert performance. We strive to show artistic leadership by presenting innovative music of diverse cultures, styles and periods. Musical talent and contribution to the community is promoted through our music presentations, educational outreach programs, and community benefit concerts.
Founded in 1949, Rackham Symphony Choir (RSC) is Detroit’s oldest choir, and the only ensemble of its kind in the city.
In nearly six decades of existence, RSC has continually adapted, reinvented and transformed itself, energizing audiences of all ages with its exciting choral productions.
An all-volunteer choir, RSC is a powerhouse of sound with nearly 80 members. The vision and leadership of RSC’s acclaimed Artistic Director, Suzanne Mallare Acton, attracts singers from across southeast Michigan to the choir. Many of RSC’s artists are classically trained professionals who sing with the Michigan Opera Theatre and other prestigious organizations.
RSC takes pride in introducing the power of choral music to those with limited experience with the genre. In its more recent past, the choir has focused on works with a relevant social or historical context, delivering messages of peace and tolerance and celebrating metro Detroit’s vibrant diversity.