Cass Corridor Commons | First Unitarian Universalist Church


4605 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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The Cass Corridor Commons will be a festive and fun place for this Noel Night. Come to their historic sanctuary and hear a variety of young musicians and performance ensembles, leading up to our headlining act, the dynamic jazz legend Thornetta Davis.

In their Common Room, they will have a variety of vendors selling a variety of holiday gift items and healing/ wellness items. They will also host local environmental organizations sharing information that will keep you connected and inspired to help heal the planet.

Commons Room:

Local vendors will sell holiday gifts, books and other items!


5:00-5:30 p.m. - Duke Ellington Brass Ensemble perform

6:00-6:30 p.m. - Duke Ellington Chime Ensemble & Singers

7:30-8:00 p.m. - David Ellis Academy West School Choir
The choir will showcase a presentation of traditional carols with a mix of Gospel and Soulful styles. Darrius Washington-Director Christopher Slaughter-Accompanist.

9:00-10:00 p.m. - Thornetta Davis performs

About Thornetta Davis

Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis, a multi-talented international singer/songwriter from Detroit, ia the winner of over 30 Detroit music awards. She first gained attention in 1987 when she became back up singer for the Detroit soul band “Lamont Zodiac and The Love Signs.” Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to “The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis." In 1996, Thornetta recorded her first solo album “Sunday Morning Music” on the Seattle based label “Sub Pop” which received a rave revue in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song “Cry” from that album was featured on the HBO hit “The Sopranos”. Thornetta has opened for legendary blues and R&B greats such as Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Johnnie Johnson and many more…her history is extensive and her performances are memorable... and Noel Night would not be the same without her.

 Thornetta Davis. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Records.

Thornetta Davis. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Records.

 David Ellis Academy West School Choir

David Ellis Academy West School Choir