“Songs for Healing – Together in Song”
DALLAS, TX – Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – World-renowned male chorus from Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale, will present a concert free to the public at 7:00 PM on Tuesday June 14, in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, in Dallas to help bring hope and healing in response to the deadliest mass shooting ever to occur on American shores. Fifty people died and more than fifty others were injured in the attack early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
“We know enough to say this was an act of terror and act of hate,” President Barack Obama said in an address Sunday to the nation from the White House. While the violence could have hit any American community, he said, “This is an especially heartbreaking day for our friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.”
“This irrational and cruel act of terrorism strikes deeply at the very core of our community. The impact is horrible throughout our city, our state and our world. We must do what we do best – heal with the power of song – to blunt this pathetic act,” says Sean Baugh, Artistic Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale.
Bruce Jaster, the Chorale’s Executive Director, adds, “The Turtle Creek Chorale changes lives with music — music that shatters hateful rhetoric. While others may foolishly cast this crime as a justifiable act, the Chorale responds with a louder and more meaningful sound to drown them out. Please join us in this evening of tribute and memorial.”
The one-hour concert, “Songs for Healing – Together in Song”, will contain music of love from the Chorale’s recent mainstage concert, HEARTSTRINGS, along with a preview of selections to be featured in early July when the Chorale joins hundreds of other choruses from around the world in Denver for the 2016 quadrennial GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) Festival.