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When a group of trained singers performs for a live audience, a transformative energy flows between singers and listeners. Singers’ heart rates begin to beat in unison. Listeners experience waves of emotion and, sometimes, goosebumps. Vocalists instinctively know that singing is a positive experience. But audiences can be surprised by a sudden sense of community and shared pleasure in the presence of a flash mob. It’s no wonder that the only musical form that uses the human body as an instrument is such a physically affecting sound.
At Arts District Chorale, we know this. We have seen and experienced this transformation for more than 30 years. The vision of founding Artistic Director Michie Akin, whose professional ties were then with the downtown Cathedral Guadalupe, aligned with timing of a developing Dallas Arts District. He gathered singers into a choir that eventually evolved into the Arts District Chorale (ADC). With its genesis and performance venues in the Dallas Arts District, ADC formally became a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in 2004.
Today, we are a volunteer ensemble of up to 50 auditioned vocalists, including professional performers, music instructors, choral conductors, and classically trained singers. Our performance venues have ranged from the Margaret and Trammell Crow Collection of Asian Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Winspear Opera House, Moody Performance Hall, Waxahachie Chautauqua, and all variety of religious spaces from protestant churches to Temple Emanu-El.
In addition to classical masterworks, we perform music from Broadway, the American songbook, and pop standards. Diversifying our concert venues and repertoire allows us to reach broader audiences.
We also share our talents with economically disadvantaged children through the ADC Apprentice Program in partnership with St. Paul United Methodist Church. The program offers private vocal instruction and mentorship to prepare students to successfully audition for the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts. ADC volunteers also give their time to the ArtsVision Summer Camp, helping train students to stage a musical at the end of the camp.
Although ADC members produce a professional sound, we are not paid to sing. We sing for love. In fact, we pay dues to cover music and venue costs and the artistic director’s salary. We come together to prepare and present four seasonal concerts. Each time, we experience the magnetic bond that links us to each other and our listeners. The generosity of donors like you will secure our future. But no matter what, we will continue as long as we have a voice. For us, the motivation is certain. How can we keep from singing?
Please donate today and be part of ADC’s legacy to unleash the transformative energy of music.
Donate Online: artsdistrictchorale.org/support
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The Arts District Chorale celebrates choral excellence and seeks to heighten the awareness of vocal ensemble music in North Texas; through performances, outreach, and organizational partnerships. A vibrant community of auditioned singers from the DFW area, the Arts District Chorale challenges its musicians to reach the highest level of artistic quality through a broad and ever-changing repertoire.
Support the Arts District Chorale in their 2023-2024 Season:
$35,000 underwrites the entire concert season!
$25,000 compensates our Artistic Director for the year
$12,000 secures our concert venues this season
$10,000 sponsors one concert
$6500 pays our Principal Accompanist
$8000 allows for hiring Soloists and Instrumentalists
$7500 equips us with design services and printing of all print collateral including postcards, posters and concert programs
$3500 purchases sheet music from new, exciting composers
$3500 keeps our website and social media dynamic and updated
$3000 renders funding for rehearsal space for the season
$725 defrays the cost of office supplies for the organization
$500 grants private voice lessons for our ADC Apprentice
$300 provides scholarship funds for one singer's dues for the entire concert season
$225 provides scholarship funds for one singer's dues for three concerts
$150 provides scholarship funds for one singer's dues for two concerts
$75 provides scholarship funds for one singer's dues for one concert
Everyone has a voice with which to sing. Whether that voice sings in perfect pitch or not, it can touch someone. The Arts District Chorale believes the voices of all humankind are valued. Music has been called "the universal language," with good reason. ADC wishes its combined voices to create music that will be sung by diverse singers, heard by a diverse audience, and valued equally by all. Voices singing in harmony bring people together.
ARTS DISTRICT CHORALE
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Arts, Culture & Humanities
Less than $100,000
Address3824 Cedar Springs Rd Suite 755