Disney+ Series About The Detroit Youth Choir Debuts Today!
On Saturday, everyone pilled into the DIA to watch the screening of the Detroit Youth Choir new series on Disney+. As part of the six-part docuseries, the event was held ahead of the release of the series, which shows the group preparing for a big performance while dealing with the highs and lows of growing up in Detroit, along with balancing school and athletics with an intense passion for the arts. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave a surprise speech, expressing his pride in the local choir during the free screening for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Duggan said to the choir that despite the fact that the Lions were getting national attention, the Detroit Youth Choir will still get Detroit’s support, even if the Lions don’t win (which we now know they didn’t after losing to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday).
Disney+ Series About The Detroit Youth Choir Debuts Today
After mayor Duggan finished his speech, the first episode of “Choir” was played. During the premier, whenever a choir member appeared on screen, loud and proud cheering erupted from the right side of the theater. The first episode feature’s choir director Anthony White.
In it, it shows White’s hard work and dedication to not only the organization, but to the children of the choirs as well. Immediately following the episode, Rudy Valdez, the Lansing-raised director of the series along with White and three Detroit Youth Choir members participated in a short panel discussion. In their conversation, the group expressed pride at showing the city of Detroit in such a beautiful way and their hopes for more opportunities to come.
Since appearing on Americas Got Talent, the Detroit Youth choir continues to be a bright spot for the city of Detroit. They have even stopped by the Mason and Starr Moring Show to speak with about this series, auditions and upcoming events they were preforming at. The city is very prod of them and will definitely be supporting their new Disney+ series.
Speaking of local Detroit choirs, who has the best? You can vote for Detroit’s Best Choir here!