Turtle Creek Chorale
- Jill L. Burleson
Male volunteer chorus. Founded in 1980 and located in Dallas, Texas, the Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) has over 200 members and is part of the GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) Chorus Association. The TCC has released 38 CDs and was the subject of an award-winning documentary, The Power of Harmony (2005). The TCC performs four subscription series concerts annually, held in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. From within the larger choral ensemble, smaller ensembles have emerged: the 90-voiced Chamber Chorus; the 16-voiced vocal ensemble, Encore; the New Texas Symphony Orchestra (NTSO); and the dance team, Strangerettes. The chorus also has an affiliated youth choir, DallasPUMP!.
TCC debuted in 1980 at Methodist University’s Caruth Auditorium, with 83 singers, under the direction of Harry E. Scher. In 1982, Dr. Richard L. Fleming became the chorale’s second Artistic Director and Musical Conductor, followed by Michael Crawford in ...