Baugh to serve as Chorale interim director; Seelig to return for one concert

Turtle Creek Chorale announced today that Associate Conductor Sean Baugh will continue in that position and lead the chorale as it searches for a permanent artistic director.

To celebrate the Chorale’s 35th anniversary, former director Tim Seelig will be back in February to conduct a concert.

Baugh will conduct Brave, the first concert scheduled for Oct. 17–18 at the Latino Cultural Center.

“I just can’t express how excited I am, and how privileged I feel, to be leading the Turtle Creek Chorale at this time,” Baugh said. “It’s our 35th anniversary, and I can’t think of a more exciting time to be with this group of men. It’s a time of change and refocus, but the TCC is resilient, and more excited and engaged than ever. It will be an incredible year for our singers and audience members alike.”

Baugh also invited anyone who has ever performed with the Chorale to come back.

“You do not have to audition as a new member,” he wrote on Facebook. “Once a Turtle, always a Turtle.”

He asked former members to send him a private message or come to the first rehearsal on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sammons Center.

Marketing director Caroline French said Brave tells stories of perseverance and courage. Chorale members will share stories of brave moments fighting AIDS, bullying and other obstacles in their lives.

The rest of the Chorale’s season:

Jangled is the Christmas show on Dec. 18-21 at City Performance Hall.

The 35th anniversary concert featuring Seelig takes place on Feb. 7 at City Performance Hall.

Britten, Beatles & Bond is April 23-25 at City Performance Hall.

Musica de Mayo is May 1-2 at the Latino Cultural Center.

The season ends with Turtle-ly 80s on June 12-14 at City Performance Hall.

Tickets will be available Sept. 1 at the website or at 214-526-3214.

Originally appeared on September 15, 2014 in the Dallas Voice.

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