TCC Showcases American and British Composers in Upcoming Concerts

DALLAS, May 1, 2014—Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), Dallas’ premier male chorus, announces two performances celebrating the music of British and American composers.

TCC will perform “Americana” on May 3 and 4 in partnership with the SoCo Women’s Chorus in Austin, conducted by Janey Hall. Each group will perform a set of songs by American composers and then join together for three contemporary American pieces. The concerts will be held on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 4 at 3:00 p.m. at King-Seabrook Chapel on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased athttp://socowomenschorus.brownpapertickets.com.

Artistic director Trey Jacobs says “It was such a joy to unite with this Austin chorus for ourRemembering JFK Concert in November. I found the women in this chorus to be enthusiastic and committed to making extraordinary music. It will be wonderful collaborating in Austin on choral music by American composers.”

Then, TCC presents its Chamber Chorus and small ensemble Camerata in “Homeland…A Choral Journey from Britannia to Americana,” a concert of the choral music of British and American composers. The Chamber Chorus is a 28-singer ensemble, co-conducted by artistic director Trey Jacobs and associate conductor Sean Baugh, which performs several additional concerts each year. Camerata is a 9-singer ensemble in the style of the acclaimed British a cappella group, The King’s Singers, conducted by TCC pianist Scott Ayers.

Baugh says, “This incredible concert with both the Turtle Creek Chorale’s Chamber Chorus and Camerata truly features some of the most beautiful music of the season. From the podium, the music just takes my breath away when we sing, so I can only imagine what the audience must experience.”

Song selections include pieces by the Beatles, Billy Joel, Thomas Tallis, Kurt Bestor, Gustav Holt and Z. Randall Stroope. The concert will be held on May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas. There is a $10 suggested donation for admission.

For more information about the upcoming concert schedule, or to learn more about Turtle Creek Chorale, please visit them online at http://turtlecreek.org.

ABOUT Turtle Creek Chorale
Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) is currently enjoying its 34th season as a landmark all-male chorus. With over 175 dues-paying volunteer singing and associate members, TCC presents a full concert series at the Meyerson Symphony Center and Dallas City Performance Hall. While our programs cover a wide range of musical styles, the Chorale’s core message combines laughter, tears, and inspiration so that each of us may celebrate the human spirit as well as points of unity. Using choral music as our instrument, TCC creates extraordinary musical experiences for all and enhances the cultural lives of our members and audiences through numerous community outreach concerts, free ticket programs, service events, and our annual Partners in Harmony concert. We remain committed to creating meaningful, synergistic collaborations with other local arts groups, promoting harmony in our community, and building bridges.

About SoCo Women’s Chorus
The vision of SoCo Women’s Chorus is to provide Austin-area women from all walks of life a volunteer organization in which to express their creative souls through music; to form musical bonds which will build bridges between members as we serve our community. SoCo Women’s Chorus not only performs music of varied genres with the highest integrity and passion, we also elevate women as they share their love for music with the community. Our belief is that music is a great healer and sealer — realizing lasting relationships are built through music.

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