2016-2017 Mainstage Season



Music has the ability to take you from one extreme to another in a matter of seconds, and that makes it incredibly powerful and exciting. Turtle Creek Chorale’s 16/17 Mainstage Season, “Contrasts”, will explore the power music has over us and how it takes us on a wild ride. Sit back, buckle up, and join us next season as we embark on a thrilling journey of Contrasts.

A Not So Silent Night

December 8-11
Dallas City Performance Hall

Embrace the chaotic beauty of the holidays with a menagerie of new compositions, updated arrangements of familiar favorites and yuletide classics. TCC will be joined by members of the fabulous Lone Star Wind Orchestra and guest vocalist Jennifer Piacenti. The walls of Dallas City Performance Hall will resonate with the powerful combination of voices, brass and percussion as we celebrate the most joyous of holiday seasons.

Topsy Turvy

Songs You Thought You Knew

March 23-25
Dallas City Performance Hall

This Spring, join the Turtle Creek Chorale as we take you on a riveting roller-coaster ride of musical styles, sounds, moods and emotions. In “Topsy Turvy – Songs You Thought You Knew,” the Chorale proudly presents one of the most energetic and full-force arrays of musical selections our audience has ever experienced. On one hand, it’s the classic, big, moving, bombastic TCC; on the other hand, it’s a night of surprises that will dazzle and invigorate. From Britney Spears to Mumford and Sons, folk songs to rock-and-roll, it will be a night of musical adventures you won’t forget. Get ready for a wild ride!

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In Your Dreams

June 2-4
Dallas City Performance Hall

For our final concert of the season, TCC explores what happens when our hopes, fears, and anxieties collide with life’s dreams and realities. Through mesmerizing music and stunning visuals, “In Your Dreams” will move and inspire you with messages of hope, compassion, and love.

Do not miss this powerful and unforgettable concert event, featuring world premieres, stirring favorites, riveting dances, thrilling multimedia, and TCC’s groundbreaking foray into choral theater.

Special Performances

Past Concerts and Events

Together – HPUMC Tower Arts Series
September 11 at 6:00 PM
Sanctuary – Highland Park United Methodist Church

The Turtle Creek Chorale has the honor of being invited to open Highland Park United Methodist Church’s esteemed Tower Arts Series for their 2016-2017 season. Titled Together, this one night only performance will feature the Chorale’s full chorus, chamber chorus, and a-cappella ensemble Camerata singing inspirational, sacred, and thrilling familiar works for men’s chorus.

Start Dallas Pride weekend with delicious drinks and wine, decadent desserts and show-stopping music by some incredible local Divas! The event will take place in the heart of culinary hot spot Trinity Groves at 3015 with the Dallas skyline as the backdrop.

Benefiting the Turtle Creek Chorale, After Dark will be a party like no other featuring wine tasting and dessert pairing stations for guests to enjoy. This one-of-a-kind cabaret show will feature your favorite local theater divas singing alongside the incredibly talented members of the TCC.

On November 4 (Dallas) and 6 (Ft.Worth), the Chamber Chorus of the world-renowned Turtle Creek Chorale and select soloists present an inspirational, intimate musical tribute to our veterans.

“Honor” features music from a variety of American composers and pays homage to those that sacrificed for our country, while acknowledging the realities of war.

From the unmistakable sound of Aaron Copland to the Americana folk music of Stephen Foster, this concert features a variety of patriotic and moving pieces for men’s chorus. The 36-member TCC Chamber Chorus is composed of some of the finest singers from the Turtle Creek Chorale and is under the direction of TCC Artistic Director Sean Baugh and Francis Vu.

On February 18, join us as we celebrate the legendary Barbra Streisand, featuring select members of the Turtle Creek Chorale, Camerata, and Jodi Crawford Wright!

Hosted by Paul J. Williams, this one night only cabaret will spotlight your favorite songs from Barbra’s extraordinary six-decade career.

Performance includes both VIP and general seating.

An April Arts Salon : In Celebration of Dallas Arts Month
April 29 at 7:30 PM
Cathedral of Hope

Mayor Mike Rawlins has named April as Arts Month in Dallas and eleven prominent arts organizations are joining forces to present a special program sampling the wide diversity of talent and entertainment available in the City.

This gala evening is being co-produced by the Turtle Creek Chorale and the Bruce Wood Dance Project. Joining them on the program are Open Classical — DFW, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas, Linda & Larry Petty, Bandan Koro, Beckles Dancing Company, Uptown Players, Fine Arts Chamber Players, the Cathedral of Hope Choir and Rhythmic Souls Tap Dance Company. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mark Landson, Director of Open Classical — DFW.

Titanic : Concert Version
May 5 & 6 at 8:00 PM;  May 7 at 2:00 PM
Dallas City Performance Hall

Titanic, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone, opened on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical. Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. The musical examines the causes, the conditions, and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This concert version, with over 100 voices, will be presented in conjunction with the Uptown Players and will take place at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas.

Faith – TCC Chamber Chorus & Camerata
Sponsored by Cruise One (BigDCruises.com).

May 13 – 7 PM – Ridglea Christian Church, Fort Worth
May 14 – 7 PM – Hamon Hall at Winspear Opera House, Dallas

Francis Vu & Adrian Kirtley, Chamber Chorus Conductors
Scott Ayers, Camerata Director

A single oak tree stands alone in a silent garden, untouched by industry. Its roots running deep and wide, its trunk thick and strong, its leaves dapple the blue sky with flecks of emerald green. In spite of their differences, the leaves do their part to reciprocate the life the tree gives to them.

While our faith arises from diverse leaves, we are forever tethered by our faith in each other. Love is rain, harmony is soil, and faith are leaves that make humanity’s tree flourish.

Join our Chamber Chorus and Camerata as we celebrate our faith in each other and the tree of life.