Arts District Chorale Announces 2010-2011 Season Final Performances

arts district logo 500x229The 2010-2011 Arts District Chorale Season, Beyond Here Lie Dragons: Maps and Territories, concludes with two performances of Broken Boundaries and Ancient Lands: An American Quilt, revealing aspects of the cataclysmic encounters of ancient and modern cultures in the Americas. Incorporating storytelling and a profound sense of place, the final subscription events of the Arts District Chorale‘s 2010-11 Season again promise Extraordinary Music in Unexpected Ways.

The first of these performances takes place on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 PM at Perkins Chapel, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Perkins Chapel is a brick and stone version of a type of church built in New England in the 18th and 19th centuries, reflecting a Georgian style developed by Sir Christopher Wren. The final performance takes place on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM at the historic octagonal Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie. The May 22 performance is sponsored by the Waxahachie Symphony Association.

She Is Dallas info: For May 15 tickets and further information, visit the Arts District Chorale website.   For May 22 tickets and information, visit the Waxahachie Symphony Association website .   Founded in 1989, the Arts District Chorale is a signature ensemble of gifted amateur and professional singers from all walks of life, recognized for unique and innovative programming of choral masterworks in the world-class cultural venues of the Dallas Arts District. The Chorale’s work is built upon a shared experience of continuous learning and a commitment to excellence, promoting arts experiences that transform the gathered community, singer and audience member alike. The Arts District Chorale is a member of Chorus America, the national service organization for choral music.

Each Arts District Chorale event draws on multiple arts disciplines in addition to great choral music and invites attendees to become participants in the experience as it unfolds. Renowned African-American historian, author and master storyteller Njoki McElroy will narrate both events, exploring in song and spoken word the diversity of the American experience, in a musical patchwork quilt depicting an intimate and universal story of achievement and loss, hardship and exultation.

The Official Host of the Arts District Chorale is The Fairmont Dallas Hotel.

The Arts District Chorale is supported in part by deeply appreciated grants from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.

 

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