Folk Songs of the British Isles focus of concert
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|Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices concludes its ninth season of public concerts with Caledonian Air: Folk Songs of the British Isles on Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway in Mesquite.
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 energized by a sea shanty, moved by songs of melancholy and nostalgia, swept away by songs of true love, or soothed by a lullaby, this will be an eclectic musical journey.
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.
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 40 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. He also accompanies the choirs at Lovejoy High School and Plano Senior High. 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.