Official Vocal Ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Association


Looking for tickets? Click HERE or call the DSA Box Office at 214-692-0203. SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE!

The Dallas Symphony Chorus was founded in 1977 - and we’re looking forward to our
38th Season! View the 2015-2016 Schedule or visit the Concerts Archive to see what we've performed over the years.

Would you like to sing with us? Inquire about scheduling an
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Photo sources:
Mark Kitaoka, DSO, Oscar Durand, RM2Photography

...not just any chorus!

Join the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and
be a part of something spectacular!

Audition Dates*:
• Saturday, August 22, 2015

*Additional dates may be available. Submit an online audition inquiry to be contacted with all dates.

Past highlights include:
• Bernstein Kaddish
• American Choral Directors Association featured performance of Britten’s
War Requiem
• Mozart
• Bach
St. Matthew Passion
• 5th International Concert Tour during the 2014-15 season (France & Spain)

2015-16 Season Highlights:
• Orff Carmina Burana
• Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust
• Mahler
Das klagende Lied (as part of the Soluna International Music & Arts Festival)

Schedule your audition today!

2015-16 - Our 38th Season

The Dallas Symphony Chorus has completed 37 seasons and we are now looking forward to getting started with #38! We are still auditioning for this season - on Saturday, August 22 - and we’re not just any chorus (click here or see above)! We are excited to begin with the dramatic Berlioz Damnation of Faust in November with conductor David Zinman, quickly followed later that month by Simone Young leading the DSO and Chorus Women in the Holst Planets. Our always popular and family-friendly Christmas Celebration concerts take place in December. We then begin preparing in January 2016 for what we expect to be stunning performances of the luminous Brahms Schicksalslied and earthy Orff Carmina Burana in April (Nicholas Carter conducting) and then the soulfully sorrowful Mahler Das Klagende Lied under the baton of Maestro Jaap van Zweden in May 2016 as part of the 2nd Annual Soluna Festival to close out the season.

We hope you will join us -
view the 2015-16 Season Schedule Now!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces
Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair

Significant gift will endow the Dallas Symphony Chorus directorship

DALLAS (May 12, 2015) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces the Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair, in recognition of a significant endowment gift by Jean D. Wilson. The Chorus Director’s Chair has been held since 2011 by Joshua Habermann.

“The Dallas Symphony Chorus is a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly to perform at the highest professional level,” Habermann said. “Each singer in the chorus enriches their communities through music, and I am very grateful to Dr. Wilson for this generous endowment gift which serves as wonderful recognition of their talent and dedication.”

Dr. Jean D. Wilson is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Wilson has enjoyed the cultural life of Dallas and performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since he moved to the city to study medicine in 1951.

“I have attended Dallas Symphony performances regularly for 64 years, some 500 performances overall, and there is no question but that my life has been enriched immensely by this experience,” said Dr. Jean D. Wilson. “I feel this gift is a ‘thank you’ for all those beautiful musical moments which continue to mean so much to me. I envy people who sing well and provide so much pleasure to those of us who don’t, and I hope this Endowed Chair will enable Joshua Habermann and the Dallas Symphony Chorus to continue to inspire people like me for years to come.”

Read more here (with photos).

Director - Joshua Habermann

Josh Habermann, DSC Director
Joshua Habermann officially began conducting rehearsals with the Chorus on August 22, 2011. Mr. Habermann is the sixth permanent Director of the Chorus since its establishment in 1977 by then DSO Maestro Eduardo Mata.
- Announcement on ChoralNet
Dallas Morning News Story
Bio for Mr. Habermann