Dallas Turtle Creek Choir gives free Christmas concert this Sunday – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Turtle Creek Chorale entered its 40th year with big plans in 2020. Then the pandemic struck.
“It’s almost like it’s just an intermission,” said Benny Ruiz, a member of the band for 27 years.
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Turtle Creek Choir of Dallas, the world’s most recorded male choir, is back.
One hundred and fifty fully vaccinated singers prepare to perform the band’s signature Christmas concert over the summer.
“So hope and love and unity and inclusion and all of those things, incidentally, we lost during COVID. And, so the message we share, even though it may be holiday music, is really good and valuable all year round, ”said Sean Baugh, Artistic Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale.
The choir was formed in 1980 and has entertained crowds ever since.
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“What started as a very small choir of gay men has grown into one of the largest arts groups in town,” Baugh proclaimed.
“We come from different backgrounds, but our love of singing together is what really brings us together,” Ruiz added.
They do this by finding common ground in song. Even holiday music when the calendar says June.
“One hundred and fifty singers and an audience making music together in the same space. I cannot imagine anything more therapeutic and healing for communities in need. And we’re all communities in need after a year and a half that we’ve had, ”Baugh said.
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The free holiday show is scheduled for Sunday June 27 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fair Park Band Shell.