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Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices begins its ninth season of public concerts with Emily and Sara: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sara Teasdale on Sunday, October 16, 2011. This concert features the extraordinary works of these time-honored and celebrated American poets, set to music by renowned choral composers such as Debra Scroggins, Ruth Watson Henderson, Kirke Mechem, Kenneth Neufeld, David Childs, and Tom Council.
The 24-member chorus, directed by Alan Dyer, performs its first concert of the season on Sunday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Richardson, 319 La Salle Drive in Richardson. Season tickets are $69. Individual tickets are $22 regular, $18 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students and may be purchased online at www.thetexasvoices.org, at the door, or by calling 214-384-6336.
2010-2011 The Texas Voices Concert Season
Emily and Sara: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sara Teasdale
Sunday, October 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Richardson
319 La Salle Drive, Richardson, TX
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary poetry of these time-honored and celebrated American poets. Their exquisite, poignant, and thought-provoking poetry transcends the hardship and ailments that plagued both women throughout their lives. This concert offers a glimpse into a collection of works that has inspired generations.
My Dear Heart: Christmas Lullabies and Other Holiday Favorites
Monday, December 19, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX
Celebrate the holidays with warmth, light, and joy as The Texas Voices bring you the sounds of the season, including carols, lullabies, and the timeless mystery of a babe in a manger. Mark your calendar now for our first Monday night concert!
Via Crucis: The Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX
Experience this powerful 4th Century Lenten tradition in a profound new way—in song. Seven of our composer friends are writing new pieces to go with each of the Stations of the Cross. Wind through the streets of Jerusalem as you follow the path that pilgrims the world over still travel in prayer.
Caledonian Air: Folk Songs of the British Isles
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Mesquite Arts Center
1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX
Embrace the rich musical heritage of the lands and peoples of the British Isles, including beloved folk songs from Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland. Whether you’re energized by a sea shanty, moved by songs of melancholy and nostalgia, swept away by songs of true love, or soothed by a lullaby, you’re sure to enjoy this eclectic musical journey.
About The Texas Voices
Founded in December 2002 by Artistic Director Alan Dyer, this 24-voice ensemble celebrates the choral tradition with a rich variety of music, from sacred to secular, classic to contemporary. To date, the chorus has premiered more than 35 original choral works. Artistic Director Alan Dyer has gathered skilled singers from a broad range of backgrounds to create the first professional chamber chorus specifically serving North Dallas and Collin County. Dyer brings to the combination a musical sensitivity that places The Texas Voices among the top echelon of choruses nationwide.
About Alan Dyer, Artistic Director
Alan Dyer is a respected choral director, performer, and educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In addition to directing The Texas Voices, Dyer is the music associate at First Unitarian Church of Dallas and the principal accompanist of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Dyer earned a master of music degree from Southern Methodist University and bachelor of arts degree in piano performance from Dallas Baptist University. He also has completed doctoral courses at the University of North Texas. Dyer is active in the American and Texas Choral Directors Associations.