By Todd Camp
Personal details: This 28-year-old Houston native currently works as a campus consultant for OrgSync Inc., a Dallas-based software company that caters to student affairs functions at institutions of higher education. His passions include a love of music, singing, watching sports, hanging with friends, and going to movies. In addition to lending his baritone voice to Turtle Creek Chorale, he’s also a member of the dance-centric Soundbytes group.
Chops: Wes says he’s been singing in choirs since he was three years old and started in church. He’s traveled the world on choir tours with the Houston Children’s Chorus and has made a number of mission trips. His singing has opened the doors to major opportunities, including the chance to perform in musicals across the country, even sharing the stage with the likes of Josh Groban and Celine Dion.
Most memorable performance: Having only been with Turtle Creek Chorale for just under a year, his choices are somewhat limited, but Wes still has no problem picking a favorite. “I loved our Christmas shows,” he says, “These are always well attended and a great way to spend the holidays!”
Favorite song performed: “[Morten Lauridsen’s] ‘Sure on this Shining Night,’” Wes says. “When we sang this song for both the AIDS benefit show as well as our Christmas shows, this song always struck a chord with me and I really connected with the words and notes.”
What draws you to Turtle Creek Chorale: “I love making music. Getting to do so with such a fun group of friends and ‘family’ makes all of the rehearsal time worthwhile. Also, I feel like I really learn something about music and/or dancing when I leave rehearsals.”
Fun fact: Wes is a huge Baylor sports fan and adds, “Go Bears!”