Two Local Choirs Join Forces to Present a Gospel Music Concert

On Feb. 25, the Community Choir of Door County (CCDC) will join forces with Hope United Church of Christ Choir (Hope UCC) to present a “Make a Joyful Noise” gospel music concert featuring Hervy Hodges, well known Door County resident, and his family and friends from the Milwaukee area. The concert will be presented as a winter benefit and food drive for Door County Feed/Clothe My People.

Hodges performs with Catholic churches in Door County, is sought out as a wedding vocalist and speaker, and most recently presented an adult forum in January at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay reciting a Martin Luther King speech and covering topics regarding racial justice in the United States. Hodges and his family and friends perform regularly for their various home churches in the Milwaukee area. They are excited to return to Door County and share their love and talent of gospel music with local musicians.

CCDC, formerly Sevastopol Community Choir, works to bring together people in the Door County community for fellowship and music while focusing on charitable causes that benefit people and organizations. It is directed by Cheryl Pfister, elementary music teacher for Sturgeon Bay Schools, and is conducted by Judy Thompson, music director at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Institute. Sara Mueller, Southern Door High School alumni, will join Thompson in conducting the CCDC portion of the gospel concert. CCDC and Hope UCC will perform individually and as a group.

CCDC has a membership of nearly 40 and meets regularly Monday evenings at St. Peter and Paul Church with a 5 pm social hour followed by rehearsal 5:30-7 pm. Hope UCC Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at Hope Church 7-7:30 pm and performs regularly for church services.

Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert begins at 4 pm at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Institute. Admission is free. Goodwill offering for Door County Feed and Clothe My People will be accepted. For more information, email [email protected] or call 920.495.9165.


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