Milestones

1970 - Fraser Civic Chorus was dedicated to providing the citizens of Fraser the opportunity to present beautiful vocal music to the community under the direction of Howard C. Richards.

1989 - the group incorporated as a non-profit organization and became the Fraser Chorale, Inc. under the direction of Pasquale Pascaretti.

1995 - the group became the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale, Inc. For over 35 years the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale has contributed to the musical enrichment of citizens in the area.

With Pasquale Pascaretti, the chorale has performed such masterworks as the Bach Magnificat, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, Rutter's Gloria and Vivaldi's Gloria.

2001 - The Chorale participated in the Requiem in Carnegie Hall under the direction of John Rutter.

2003 - The Chorale participated with Rutter in Mass of the Children.

2006 - The Chorale presented the Michigan premiere of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins.

2007 - The Chorale presented the Midwest premiere of Requiem by Karl Jenkins.

2007 - Members of the Chorale made a third appearance at Carnegie Hall to sing Handel's Messiah under the direction of John Rutter.

2009 - The Chorale presented the Midwest premiere of Stabat Mater by Karl Jenikins.

2009 - The Chorale is honored in its 40th Anniversary year by a Proclamation from the City of Fraser, Michigan.

2010 - The Chorale received a Special Tribute from the State of Michigan in honor of its 40th Anniversary season.

2010 - The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale was selected as a semi-finalist in the national American Prize in Choral Performance.

2013 - The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale and Bellini Opera Theater collaborate to present Viva Verdi! opera concert for the 200th Anniversary of composer Giuseppe Verdi.

2013 - Members of the Chorale traveled to Washington, D. C. and Gettysburg as part of the National Festival of the States and the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War. Concerts were held in Washington, D. C. and at the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton near Gettysburg. Members also participate in the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

2014 - The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale kicks off its 45th Anniversary year with an invitation from the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts to present Handel's Messiah as part of the Macomb Center's 2014-2015 season.

2016 - The Chorale traveled to the Cross in the Woods for a very special performance of Rutter's Feel the Spirit
 
 2017 - The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale performs Gabriel Faure's Requeim for the first time