THE MOST RECORDED MALE CHORUS IN THE WORLD!
In 1980, 30 men stood on stage and sang at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Now known as Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), that small group has grown to more than 250 dues-paying members who contribute over 100,000 hours annually to rehearsals, performances, community outreach, and educational workshops.
As the most recorded male chorus in the world, TCC has provided musical journeys to audiences in Dallas, Texas and beyond for over 40 years and offers an annual mainstage concert series at Moody Performance Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center, and other venues around the DFW metroplex.
TCC also features smaller ensembles and each group delivers a unique performance that highlights the members’ wealth of talent.
While primarily a gay men’s chorus, the Turtle Creek Chorale welcomes all those who identify as male, regardless of sexual orientation.
The mission of the Turtle Creek Chorale is to Entertain, Educate, Unite, and Inspire.
- Most recorded male chorus in the world with 38 albums and two feature-length documentaries in public distribution with one receiving an Emmy Award
- Performances at two state, two regional, and three national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association
- Performance at the regional convention of Musical Educator National Conference
- Two appearances at Carnegie Hall
- Collaboration with Susan G. Komen Foundation to create “Sing for the Cure” with narrations by Dr. Maya Anjelou
- Two performances with the U.S. Army Chorus with Former First Lady Laura Bush serving as honorary chair
- Three-city tour in Spain in 2010
- Sold out concerts in Barcelona, Berlin, and Prague during the 1995 European tour
- Performances before Queen Elizabeth II, Texas governors, and city mayors
- Shared the stage with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Dr. Maya Angelou, Sandi Patty, Gavin Creel, Jennifer Holliday, Nikki Blonski, Margaret Cho, Idina Menzel, and others.
- Awards include: Crystal Hope Award, Peace Center Award, Dallas Observer Best Musical Performance, and 500 Inc. Ken Bryant Visionary Award