Dallas Mayor to Receive Peacemaker Award

Honoring Mayor Mike Rawlings for his unwavering dedication to the arts and for bringing communities together in Dallas

The Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas’ renowned men’s chorus, will inaugurate its new PeaceMaker Award with the presentation of that honor to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings at the closing concert of the Chorale’s upcoming ANTHEMS performances, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

The PeaceMaker Award, which is intended to be an annual accolade from this year forward, honors individuals or groups that have gone above and beyond to unify communities, bringing them together with reconciling thoughts and often a focus on culture and the arts with music that helps create healing.

This year’s initial awards are being presented in conjunction with the premiere of a new song cycle of the same name commissioned by the Turtle Creek Chorale – “PeaceKeepers”.  The work takes a look at the art of creating, struggling for and maintaining peace in our community, our country and the world.  “PeaceKeepers” will anchor the ANTHEMS concerts along with the awards presentations.  Additional awards recipients will be announced soon.

“We are sincerely honored that Mayor Rawlings is the first to accept this honor from the Chorale,” says Bruce Jaster, Executive Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale.  “The Mayor is a leader in the nation for enhancing culture and the arts of his city.  In addition to the downtown Dallas Arts District, the Mayor has created flourishing arts communities throughout the city.  We are pleased to acknowledge all that he has done for us.”

Sean Baugh, Artistic Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, adds, “There is significance coupled with this award and the ANTHEMS concert where it debuts.  ANTHEMS looks closely at how music has the power to influence change – to create ways to bond rather than to divide.  Mayor Rawlings has been a positive unifier of communities and we salute him for that.”

ANTHEMS, the Chorale’s Springtime concert of its annual subscription series, runs Friday through Sunday, March 23-25, 2018 at the Moody Performance Hall.  Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 PM.  The Sunday matinee starts at 2:30 PM.  Mayor Rawlings’ award will be presented at the Sunday matinee.

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