Turtle Creek Chorale Honored with Invitation to Perform at Opening Day Session of the 2018 Southwestern Conference of the American Choral Directors Association
Celebrated Chorus Among a Handful of Choirs Asked to Sing a Complete Hour-Long Concert at the Conference
DALLAS, TX — Monday, February 12, 2018
The Southwestern Region of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) has invited the Turtle Creek Chorale of Dallas to be one of the opening night headline performers at their 2018 conference. ACDA, which represents more than 22,000 choral conductors throughout the United States, holds regional conferences in even-numbered years in each of its seven divisions. The Southwestern Region conference begins March 7 in ADCA’s national headquarters city of Oklahoma City, OK.
The Turtle Creek Chorale is one of only three choirs to perform on the event’s opening evening. Two hundred of the Chorale’s singing members will travel from Dallas to sing.
Choirs from across the nation audition for an opportunity to perform at an ACDA conference, considered one of the highest honors a choir and its conductor can receive. This invitation to the Turtle Creek Chorale came directly to the choir without the audition process, an even more significant accolade.
“We are considerably grateful to ACDA for selecting the Chorale and flattered to be so chosen,” comments Sean Baugh, Artistic Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale. “This concert will be one that our singing members will recall for the rest of their lives. Few choirs are so selected, and the audience is one of the most, if not the most, critical that any choir can perform before.”
ACDA’s stated purpose is to promote excellence in the field of choral music. The member conductors lead more than one million singers nationwide. They publish two respected periodicals pertaining to the choral arts, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and Choral Journal.