The Willis C. Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale (OOTC) has a 50+ year history of serving southeast Michigan through its Chorale and youth Instructional Program.
Willis C. Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale in collaboration with First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor present:
Bernard was a long-time member, soloist and supporter of Our Own Thing Chorale and brother to Founder Willis C. Patterson. In lieu of flowers Bernard wished that donations be made to some of his favorite community organizations. We are honored to be one of the designees. Bernard is truly missed. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ann-arbor-mi/bernard-patterson-9913013
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The Willis C.Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale (OOTC) is committed to the preservation and performance of traditional African American spirituals as well as contemporary choral compositions written and/or arranged by African American composers and musicians. The Chorale also works to raise funds for the Our Own Thing Instructional Program.
The Willis C. Patterson Our Own Thing Instructional Program provides free instruction in the arts, both vocal and instrumental, use of musical instruments, and scholarships to area youngsters who would otherwise be unable to afford the opportunity to study music.