Turtle Creek Chorale

A nonprofit organization

25% complete

$20,000 Goal

Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) was founded in 1980 when 30 men gathered to rehearse for a concert at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas. Forty-one years later, the group has grown to more than 250 singing members who contribute over 100,000 hours annually to rehearsals, performances, and outreach.

The impact of Turtle Creek Chorale is felt in Dallas and around the world. As the most recorded male chorus in the world, the Chorale boasts 38 CDs and two feature-length documentaries, winning an Emmy Award for one. Significant milestones include: four American Choral Directors Association conventions; a collaboration with Susan G. Komen Foundation to create Sing for the Cure; two performances with the U.S. Army Chorus; a 1995 European tour; and a four-city "Friendship Tour" through Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
The Chorale has been honored to perform before many dignitaries, including Texas governors, city mayors, and Queen Elizabeth II. The Chorale has performed with artists such as Dr. Maya Angelou, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Betty Buckley, Michael Feinstein, Nikki Blonski, Gavin Creel, and Idina Menzel.

Turtle Creek Chorale has received other numerous awards including the Crystal Hope Award, Peace Center Award, Alan Ross Freedom Parade President's Trophy, the 500, Inc. Ken Bryant Visionary Award, "Best Musical Performance" from the Dallas Observer, and "Best Local Arts Group" by the Dallas Voice five times.

As a prominent member of the Dallas arts community, TCC is proud to collaborate with other community-based organizations, most notably: LifeWalk, Genesis Women's Shelter, Children's Medical Center, Hope's Door, Parkland Hospital, Jonathan's Place, Resource Center, Cathedral of Hope, DFW Federal Club, Bruce Wood Dance, and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

As a predominantly gay men's chorus, the Chorale's unparalleled artistic quality touches a broad audience bridging age, gender, ethnic, socioeconomic, and sexual orientation lines, and emphasizing the importance of intersectionality in all aspects of operation.

Our Needs

Turtle Creek Chorale is back, bigger and better than ever before. With a renewed drive and purpose, we are boldly venturing into the future with a number of showstopping performances sure to inspire and unite our community.

This emergency fundraising campaign is vital to the life of our organization. We hope we can count on you to join our community of supporters as we strive to make a difference for North Texas and beyond through music.

We WILL sing louder than ever thanks to YOUR support!

Please visit our website at www.turtlecreekchorale.com for more information.


As a world-renowned men's chorus, the Turtle Creek Chorale's mission is to entertain, educate, unite, and inspire.

Equity Statement

The City of Dallas is made up of people from diverse communities and equity seeking-groups defined as ALAANA and LGBTQIA+. Turtle Creek Chorale recognizes that the changing nature of the population has implications in terms of delivering and/or providing access to its services (e.g. programming, activities, etc.). We recognize that barriers to services exist for members of diverse communities, particularly for equity seeking groups, and we are committed to acting as a positive force in eliminating these barriers.

To achieve this, the Turtle Creek Chorale, will: 1) ensure that diverse communities have equitable access to its services, resources and decision making; 2) be non-discriminatory and promote the goals of anti-racism, access and equity; and 3) take reasonable steps to ensure its services, programs and decision-making reflect the community it serves.

The Turtle Creek Chorale prohibits discrimination or harassment and protects the right to be free from hate activity based on age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), color, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, gender expression, level of literacy, marital status, place of origin, membership in a union or staff association, political affiliation, race, receipt of public assistance, sex, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic by or within the organization.

Organization Data


Organization name

Turtle Creek Chorale

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, LGBTQIA

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


Dallas, TX 75219



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