‘Wonder’ful music

Choir concert Tuesday to feature the music of Stevie Wonder and include a special guest star.

Notre Dame's award-winning choir program opens its new school-year program Tuesday, Oct. 16, with a concert by its high school singers featuring the music of Detroit's own Stevie Wonder.

The concert, which will be held at Notre Dame's main campus building, begins at 7 p.m. and will include a special appearance by Detroit-born Angela Davis, an accomplished R&B and soul artist who has sung alongside other great vocalists such as Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, Penny Wells, Misty Love, Howard Hewitt, and with noted musicians like Detroit Hall of Fame saxophonist Duane Parham and legendary Detroit keyboardist Al McKenzie. 

Ellie Carter, who with David Fazzini directs the choir program at Notre Dame, says more than 100 singers from the school's upper division will be performing at the concert. She also points out that the program's participation in last week's Make It Matter Day included work for the benefit of a local homeless advocacy organization.

"The choir program took on the task of raising funds for a new organization called Better Way Detroit as part of Make-it-Matter Day by collecting empty pop cans that were turned into much-needed finds for the organization," she said. "In fact, Fr. Marko Djonovic, who is one of the founders of Better Way Detroit said he will be in attendance at our concert on Tuesday.

"It really will be a special night!"

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org