Irving Chorale

A nonprofit organization

$3,655 raised by 18 donors

73% complete

$5,000 Goal

Irving Chorale’s mission is to promote the highest standards of choral performance and share our love of singing and music in Irving, the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex, the State of Texas and around the world.

We collaborate with other arts groups to highlight all areas of performance and establish a greater presence in Irving and surrounding communities.

We hope to impart the love of choral music to younger singers and influence them to maintain participation for future generations through outreach and education.


Irving Chorale's aim is to offer innovative and creative programs each season.

Irving Chorale has the privilege to be under the Artistic Direction of Harry Wooten; a graduate of William Jewel College with additional degrees from the Vienna International Music Conservatory and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Eunice Tavaglione, the accompanist, received her Bachelor of Music degree in Philadelphia. She also received a Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. Ms. Tavaglione has traveled extensively in parts of the US, Europe, Asia and South America accompanying various choral groups and performing piano solos. Ms. Tavaglione has served as accompanist for the Irving Chorale since 2002.

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Irving Chorale is a volunteer auditioned mixed voice chorus made up of dues paying members from Irving and neighboring cities. The volunteer Board of Directors are elected by and from the membership.

Irving Chorale's Mission Statement imparts the dedication to promoting the high standards of choral performance, broadening the general music repertoire, and expanding the presence of choral music to the arts in Irving and the DFW metroplex.

Outreach and education are ongoing goals with collaboration playing a big part. Each season Irving Chorale endeavors to include local arts organizations. With this goal Irving Chorale seeks to engage local instrumentalists, guest soloists and featuring Irving ISD Fine Arts groups.

Accommodations are made to allow persons with physical disabilities to participate in membership and/or attend our concerts.


Irving Chorale is in need of additional support for program funding.

Our main performances for the 2023-2024 season include Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light: A Requiem” performed with a chamber ensemble on Oct. 15, 2023 and a special holiday concert in conjunction with the Irving Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 9, 2023. Our spring 2024 concerts are still in development–we are looking at collaborative concerts with multiple area choirs focusing on diversity and another on music education with a youth choir.

In addition to our main performances, we plan to do smaller outreach performances in Irving during the winter and spring holiday seasons.

Our October 15 concert will be Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light: A Requiem” and we’re estimating a cost of $5,775 to cover rental fees for the performance venue, sheet music, additional musicians, guest vocalists, music director, accompanist, promotional support and insurance.

About the Requiem: Traditionally a prayer for the salvation of the departed soul, Howard’s requiem centers on those who are left behind to grieve. His intention is to seek out the healing power of music, to create a sense of solace whilst acknowledging the unbearable loss and emptiness which comes with the death of someone close, in the hope that musical expression can provide space for reflection and maybe even some comfort. Howard describes Eternal Light as a Requiem for the living, using poetry readings and hymns alongside the more familiar text of the mass, to focus on interrupted lives.

We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation and donations are tax-deductible.

Equity Statement

The Irving Chorale welcomes all voices to sing a variety of music from pop and Broadway to classical and holiday music.

The community we serve includes a mix of Hispanic, Asian, Black and Anglo, including people of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Organization Data


Organization name

Irving Chorale

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement, Education - Higher Ed

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American


3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062



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