Hear a sample of our virtual work as a chorale! Our Own Thing Chorale produced this video on behalf of the Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. as they worked to get out the vote in November 2020.
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, rental of musical instruments, and scholarships to area youngsters who would otherwise be unable to afford the opportunity to study music.
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IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, BARBARA WISHED THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHE TRULY BELIEVED IN AND THE OUR OWN THING CHORALE IS HONORED TO BE ONE.