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About the Choir

DeWitt Community Singers is offered as a class through DeWitt Community Education. The group meets weekly to learn and rehearse vocal techniques in preparation for annual concerts in the winter and spring.  

We occasionally perform outside of our regularly scheduled concerts, each season is different! Performances in the past include the Annual Ox Roast ; Community Choral Festival; DeWitt Christmas Market; and, most recently, a collaborative performance with the DeWitt Middle School Treble Choirs with a professional orchestra.


Auditions are not necessary to join; the only requirement is a love of music and willingness to strive for high standards through participation in rehearsals and performances. Chant, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, contemporary Christian, folk, opera, jazz and blues, popular and twentieth century (modern) are all styles the group has performed.

Founded in 2000 by director Lydia Erickson the Dewitt Community Singers is currently under the direction of Megan Higle.

Recent performance included works by: Tomas Vittoria, Elaine Hagenberg, Morton Laurdisen, Bob Chilcott, Rosephanye Powell, Michael McGlynn, Irving Berlin, Jocelyn Hagen, David Dickau, Jacob Narverud, Lee Kesselman, Frode Fjellheim, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Andrea Ramsey, Kirke Mechem, Reena Esmail, John Rutter, Melissa Dunphy, and others.

DeWitt Community Singers is a 501(c)3. Please consider making a donation.

Spring Concert
Spring Concert 2019
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Artistic Staff

Musically Exceptional

DeWitt Community Singers is comprised of dynamic voices and musicians, some young and some with years of experience. As a choir, their main goal is to inspire with their performances and provide their audience with an enjoyable musical experience. Meet the team that has dedicated their lives to creating beautiful harmonies.

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Megan Higle

Artistic Director

Check out this superstar, a crucial member of DeWitt Community Singers. Want to learn more about their early work and inspiration? Read their full bio or get in touch directly.

Brooke Broughton

Assistant Director & Accompanist

Brooke Broughton brings her fabulous keyboard skills, her dynamic teaching and impressive mezzo-soprano voice to DeWitt Community Singers.

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Section Leaders

Who We Are


Linda Beachnau



Mary Weinzweig



Doug Brunner


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Ian Broughton


About: Team Members

Board of Directors

Bringing Music to Our Community


Brooke Broughton


Brooke Broughton teaches 4th and 5th grade elementary general music in DeWitt. Throughout her twenty years as a music teacher, Brooke has taught all levels of music, and frequently serves as mentor for intern teachers. Brooke is a Michigan State University graduate, having received her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Music Education. In addition to teaching music, Brooke serves as assistant director/accompanist for the DeWitt Community Singers and performs with the Lange Choral Ensemble. Brooke lives in DeWitt with her husband, Ian, and her two children Kellan and Liam.

Paul Brandell

Vice Presidnet


Paul Brandell

Vice Presidnet


Mary Weinzweig


Mary Weinzweig is a lifelong mid-Michigan resident and is the Budget Director for MSU AgBioResearch at Michigan State University.  She attended Waverly school district and developed a love for music starting with Mr. Hanson’s lunch choir in 6th grade.   She studied under Denise Sauter at Waverly High School performing in the Madigral ensemble.  She has been a member of the DeWitt Community choir for twelve years studying under Lydia Erickson and now Megan Higle and has been a board member for five years.   She loves growing musically, accomplishing challenging pieces and the sound of voices blending on a truly beautiful piece of music.  Spare time is spent on family sport events and long weekends at the cottage in summer.    

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Megan Higle


Megan Higle utilizes her organization skills to keep the board on task through the writing of grants, programming of concerts, program notes, and finding additional performance opportunities - including our Spring 2024 Italy Tour!

Megan also enjoys helping create social/fellowship times for the choir to bond as a family.


Katie Yuhaz

Member At Large


Tim Gates

Member At Large

 Tim Gates is a professor of civil engineering at Michigan State University.  Tim has been a member of DCS since Fall 2018 and has participated in other choral and musical theater ensembles in the Lansing area.  In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.    

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