The Lapeer County Concert Choir 

The Lapeer County Concert Choir has been performing since 1968, known for its performances of large sacred works such as Bach's "Magnificat", Handel's "Messiah", Rutter's "Requiem", and Mozart's "Regina Coeli". 


As the choir moves toward its 50th year, the goal remains to promote the advancement of choral music, and reveal the healing power of voices united in song.


If you wish to join us, we rehearse on Monday nights in Lapeer at the Trinity Methodist Church.

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 Special Editon page for our 50th Anniversary Concert

Our Directors for the last 50 Years

(1968 - 2017)


Jerry Pakkala 1968 1993 John Ayers 1993 1996 a Jerry Pakkala 1996 2000 a Louis Canter 2000 2004 a
Jerry Pakkala 1968-1993 John Ayers 1993-1996 Jerry Pakkala 1996-2000  Louis Canter 2000-2004


David Pickett 2004 2006 a Jennifer Davis 2006 2007 a Jerry Pakkala 2007 2010 a G Starr Dr. Eddie Howell 2016 Present a

 David Pickett 2004-2006

 Jennifer Davis 2006-2007

 Jerry Pakkala 2007-2010

Garth Starr 2010-2016

Eddie Howell   2016-Present
(click on each director to view their image archive)

Choir 2017


Our 50th Year Season, a Season to Celebrate ...

The Mystery and Wonder of Messiah's Birth!

 from our Concert on Friday, Dec 1, 2017 and Sunday, Dec 3, 2017





I. The Word Became Flesh


Prelude - arr. Douglas Smith - March of the Three Kings - Quintus Brass

Personet Hodie - Lara Hoggard   

O Magnum Mysterium - Knight Vernon

Jesu, Joy ofMan's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach - arr.  Dean Crocker and Henry Leck

Salvation Is Created  - Pavel Chesnokov

Interlude - arr. Douglas Smith - If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing - Quintus Brass




II.  Born This Day is Christ the Lord


A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten - Accompanied by Amy Ley, Principal Harpist, Flint Symphony  Orchestra

2 - Wolcum Yole! - Anon., 14th century

3 - There is no Rose qa. - Anon., 14th century

4a -That yonge Child - Solo:  Marilyn Buchman - Anon., 14th century

4b - Balulalow - James, John,  and Robert Wedderburn,  1561 - Solo: Andrea  Leuck

5 - As dew in Aprille

6 - This little Babe                      Robert Southwell (1561?-1595)

7. Interlude - Amy Ley, Principal Harpist, Flint Symphony Orchestra

8. In Freezing Winter Night     Robert Southwell (1561?-1595) - Duet:  Marilyn  Buchman  and Danny Buchman

9.  Spring Carol  William Cornish (14? -1523)      Duet:  Marilyn  Buchman  and Anne Roszczewski

10. Deo Gracias, 15th century



***    INTERMISSION    * * *




III.  0 Come Let Us Adore Him


 Interlude     arr. Douglas Smith          Here We Come A-Caroling              Quintus  Brass

Betelehemu     Nigerian  Christmas  Carol    arr. Barrington Brooks                Men's Trio:  Paul Cote', John  Rutledge, Knight Vernon

Christmas Sing-A-Long               Traditional Carols and Hymns

Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King             Moses Hogan

Postlude        arr. Douglas  Smith          We Wish You a Merry Christmas              Quintus  Brass




 + A Special Performance of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus with many past members in attendance, comments by First Director Jerry Pakkalla and Present Director Dr. Eddie Howell - Messiah is Directed by Guest Conductor Jerry Pakkala




December 3, 2017 Concert
including any previous members singing the Hallelujah Chorus with us.

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