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FREEDOM FIGHTERS
A TCC Small Ensemble Showcase

June 12, 2022 | 6PM
Northaven United Methodist Church | Dallas, Texas

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Turtle Creek Chorale features its small ensembles for an intimate evening of music dedicated to the idea of “freedom” and the costs surrounding the lofty goals of it. Framed by the words and ideals of Nelson Mandela, this concert will showcase the TCC Chamber Chorus, Coloratura, and TerraVox.

We will celebrate music that challenges us all, as Nelson Mandela did, to be of “one voice” and to fight for the ideals that unite us — namely, freedom for all humanity.

LET US MARCH ON!
featuring “Dreamland: Tulsa 1921”

July 2, 2022 | 7:30pm
July 3, 2022 | 3:00pm
Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas, Texas

July 9, 2022 | 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall | New York City 

Following the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in May of 2021, Turtle Creek Chorale will commemorate one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history through a commissioned piece entitled Dreamland: Tulsa 1921, presented as part of its Let Us March On! concert. Developed by Black librettist and American playwright Sandra Seaton and Black composer Dr. Marques Garrett, TCC will perform beautiful, yet heartbreaking, songs with vivid imagery and descriptions of the events. The piece is named after the Williams Dreamland Theater, one of the first buildings to be destroyed during the 1921 riot. The theater was owned by two Black entrepreneurs who played a major role in the development of Tulsa’s “Black Wall Street.”

The second act of the evening will feature uplifting choral anthems by black composers, including another world premiere of the provocative Where Are the Bodies? by Dallas-based composer Reginal White, along with many pieces dealing with the subjects of racial equity and social justice. Ranging from powerful and dynamic to challenging and provocative, the program will educate us on the continuing experiences of our Black siblings and also explore the prospect of moving forward, of reconciliation, and of hope.

THAT 70’s SHOW
A Sing-Along Sensation

October 8, 2022 | 7:30pm
October 9, 2022 | 2:30pm
SMU McFarlin Auditorium

Tickets go on sale in July 

If you have ever been to a TCC production and have experienced “Sean’s rules,” you know better than to sing along. Well, some policies must come to an end — for at least one concert. We invite you to SING ALONG to the songs that made the 70’s one of the most amazing decades for music. Not to mention the social and political shift that unfolded during this truly revolutionary time in our lives.

So, for this very special, once-in-a-lifetime (seriously) concert, you will have a chance to join the Turtle Creek Chorale and celebrate the exciting, provocative, and fabulous music of this storied decade. To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to racial equity, this concert will feature an entire section devoted to the songs of Motown and other Black artists during this time in our lives.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to remember the lyrics on your own — we’ll provide them for you. And, maybe even a disco ball. Bell-bottom pants, however, will not be provided.

WORDS
A TCC Small Ensemble Showcase

November 6, 2022
First Presbyterian Church | Dallas, Texas

Tickets go on sale in September. 

Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford.

These African-American men – each killed by police or by authority figures – are the subject of a powerful multi-movement choral work by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.  

In this powerful concert, our small ensembles will present the regional premiere of this work along with other pieces that explore the power of words.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
TCC’s Annual Holiday Concert

December 17, 2022 | 2:30pm
First United Methodist Church Richardson

December 19, 2022 | 7:30pm
Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas, Texas

Tickets go on sale in October

While we all may not agree on what exactly to call this time of year, there is something we all can agree on — the holidays are all about love. Love for family, family of choice, friends…the whole world is filled with love during the holidays. So, we choose this time to share all that amazing love through music, and we promise you will…well…LOVE it.

Featuring some of your favorite TCC holiday moments, delightful new works, and selections you may not expect on a holiday program, the TCC will provide every chill bump and every laugh you have come to expect from us at the holidays.

And, this year, we perform in two magnificent spaces — the stunningly gorgeous sanctuary of First United Methodist Church Richardson, and we come home again for the holidays with one massive performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. We will feature, at both venues, not only our inspiring voices, but also organ and full orchestra — not to mention the exciting dancing you’ve come to expect with the TCC.

So, come celebrate LOVE this holiday season with the Turtle Creek Chorale and you will discover why we truly believe “love is all you need” at the holidays.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS