Random Acts of Culture™ to feature the Detroit Children’s Choir on August 10th

By Jim Troeger

On Friday August 10, more than 130 singers and musicians, including children from The Detroit Children’s Choir, under the direction of Carol Schoch, will sing “Ode to Joy” during a short 8-minute lunchtime performance in the lobby of the Compuware World Headquarters in downtown Detroit. This celebratory performance helps mark 1,000th performance of the Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture program.

After nearly two years of bringing surprise cultural performances to unsuspecting bystanders in 8 cities across the United States, the Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture is closing in on its goal of completing 1,000 such performances. Similar to a “flash mob” of sorts, Random Acts of Culture brings classical performers such as opera singers, instrumentalists and choirs into people’s everyday lives in such unassuming places as airports, department stores, farmer’s markets and trains!

With Detroit among the final 3 stops of Random Acts of Culture’s march to its 1,000th and final performance, the Knight Foundation has broken from traditional form by providing advance notice of this event. For those who live and work in the revitalized downtown center, this is a unique opportunity not to be missed. Here are the specifics:

Random Acts of Culture performance featuring The Detroit Children’s Choir
Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 12:08 p.m.
Compuware World Headquarters lobby
One Campus Martius
Detroit, MI 48226

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