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Qui bene contat, bis orat — He who sings well prays twice.
The Michigan Singing Knights of Columbus Male Chorus
was established in 1964 as a recreational arm of Council #695 K of C Flint. During subsequent years, membership in the “Singing Knights” was opened to any Knight of Columbus member from the Flint area. The membership today represents Michigan K of C councils in Burton, Davison, Flint, Flushing, Gaines, Grand Blanc, Mt. Morris, North Branch, Ortonville, Swartz Creek and Ypsilanti.
As part of it’s history, the Singing Knights have performed for many functions of the Knights of Columbus in Michigan; including K of C night at Tiger Stadium and Cobo Hall for The International K of C Convention. The Singing Knights have also been privileged to sing in many cathedrals and churches throughout the state. In 1982 the group traveled to Washington, D.C., to sing at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus. While there, they also performed at various Washington veterans hospitals. The chorus has also performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the only other known K of C Male Chorus in America.
The “Michigan Singing Knights” chorus is a member of the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association and participates in mass concerts with other members of GLMCA at the annual “Big Sing”. The 2019 Big Sing was hosted by the Lansing Men of Orpheus. The concert was Saturday, May 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Charlotte, MI. This year the group held its 38th Annual Cabaret Dinner Dance on May 18th. In 2019 we will be celebrating our 55th year as a male chorus.
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The Chorus sings Catholic Masses, Benefits for Charitable Events, Concerts, GLMCA Big Sing, and our Cabaret. We perform for Knights of Columbus Events such as exemplifications, conventions and other Council or Assembly functions.
These events are scheduled through our Governor who represents the Chorus and presents the request to the Chorus. Special music requests are presented through the Governor to the Chorus Director.
The Chorus is quite busy throughout their season and has some obligations even out of season. Please contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.