Detroit Choir a Big Hit on America’s Got Talent


Fenton, MI — July 5, 2019

America’s Got Talent is a hugely popular Summertime television show on the NBC Network. The Lasco Press has reported on some of the outstanding acts appearing on the show and highlighted the local talent that has occasionally made appearances. This year’s show brought us a combination of those two things in a single act.

If you have not seen the remarkable performance of the Detroit Youth Choir, here is their presentation during the audition rounds of the show.

The act was so well received by the audience and the show’s judges that host Terry Crews used his (once per season) Golden Buzzer award to move the choir directly to the show’s live elimination performance rounds, eliminating the need to compete in additional preliminaries.

America’s Got Talent Cast / Courtesy of NBC

About the Detroit Youth Choir

Mr. Anthony White, for 21 years the Director of the Detroit Youth Choir, told viewers prior to the choir’s performance, “We are here to let the world know that we have some wonderful young people in the City of Detroit.”

The Detroit Youth Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (DYC) is a non- profit 501 (c) 3 organization that services young people throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area. The Detroit Youth Choir teaches and develops students through music education, dance, and theatrical arts. The program is designed for youth between the ages of 8-18.

The Detroit Youth Choir vision is to offer the youth of Metro Detroit a world-class performing art experience that develops their creative skills and talents.

The organization was founded in September 1996 under the conductorship of Fleming J. Ivory. Anthony T. White succeeded Fleming Ivory in September 2001.

​The Detroit Youth Choir has performed at various events around the City of Detroit, nationally, and internationally. Having had the opportunity, to perform at the Michigan Outdoor Adventure Center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony before Governor Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan. They also performed at the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony before many celebrities, dignitaries, and pioneers of the music industry.

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The Lasco Press will be following the choir as they continue their journey through America’s Got Talent competition, bringing you updates on their progress.