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Detroit Youth Choir comes to RU

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Samuel Forthofer

Staff Writer

Photos by: Daniel Higgins and Christian Frazier

Students traveled to the Rochester Church of Christ at 11 a.m on Tuesday, Feb. 18, for a special edition of chapel. Students that attended chapel received twice the normal amount of chapel points and an experience that will stay with them for a lifetime.

The Detroit Youth Choir is most recently known for their time on “America’s Got Talent” where they finished runner up to Kodi Lee. Although they missed out on the $1 million prize money, several Detroit-based business leaders have announced a $1 million endowment for the choir, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The choir lined up down the three central aisles in preparation for their performance. “The Lord he needs us” was belted out in perfectly rehearsed harmony. What followed was 35 minutes of angelic songs of praise changing the pace of chapel, which has been recently held in the Rochester auditorium.

“I enjoyed it a lot better than our normal chapel; it was really up beat and got me ready for the rest of my day,” Colin Panoff, a freshman, said about seeing the choir.

President Brian Stogner said, “We were honored to host the Detroit Youth Choir for chapel… and we hope they [Detroit Youth Choir] can come back again.”

Rochester University students that attended still feel blessed by the experience and are looking forward to chapels that may be similar to it in the future.



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