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The Dallas Symphony Chorus was founded in 1977 - and we’re now looking forward to our
39th Season! View the 2016-2017 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
audition.
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Photo sources:
Mark Kitaoka, DSO, Oscar Durand, RM2Photography

2016-17 - Our 39th Season

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The Dallas Symphony Chorus is looking forward to Season Number 39 in 2016-17! We begin the season with the contemplative Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem in October. Our always popular and family-friendly Christmas Celebration concerts take place in December with Lawrence Loh. We then look forward to performances of the monumental Bach St. Matthew Passion in March and will close out the season in May 2016 with Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius as part of the 3rd Annual Soluna Festival.

Maestro Jaap van Zweden conducts all of our major concerts this season - we hope you will join us -
view the 2016-17 Season Schedule Now and get your tickets soon!

Retirement Celebration for Jerry Stephens

Jerry Stephens, Newly Retired Chorus Accompanist
A hearty THANK YOU to all who were able to attend Jerry Stephen’s retirement reception on Sunday, May 29 - it was a wonderfully festive time filled with many fond memories, fun, and fantastic music (supplied by Jerry & his wife Paula, of course).

If you weren’t able to make it to the reception, there is still a way you can honor Jerry - a
GoFundMe account has been set up in his name - the link will be remain active for another week or so.

https://www.gofundme.com/2rs9s5bg

New Accompanist To Join Chorus

Jeff Lankov, DSC Accompanist
Pianist Jeff Lankov was recently named just the second individual to be the official rehearsal accompanist for the Dallas Symphony Chorus, following the 38 year tenure of Jerry Stephens, who announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 season. Jeff will take his seat at the piano when rehearsals begin in August 2016 for the 2016-17 season, the Chorus’ 39th season. View Jeff’s bio here.


2015-16 - Our 38th Season

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The Dallas Symphony Chorus has just completed 38 seasons! We began the 2015/16 season with the dramatic Berlioz Damnation of Faust in November 12 & 14 with conductor David Zinman, quickly followed a week later by Simone Young leading the DSO and Women of the Chorus in the Holst Planets. Our always popular and family-friendly Christmas Celebration concerts took place in December. We then began preparing in January 2016 for what were stunning performances of the luminous Brahms Schicksalslied and earthy Orff Carmina Burana in April (Nicholas Carter conducting) and closed out the season in May 2016 with the soulfully sorrowful Mahler Das Klagende Lied under the baton of Maestro Jaap van Zweden as part of the 2nd Annual Soluna Festival.

We hope you will join us at a concert during our 39th season -
view the 2016-17 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).
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