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Singers, take the podium! In The Texas Voices season finale, conductor Alan Dyer passes the baton to members of the chorus as they conduct dramatic music of the night in the magnificent acoustical space of the Mesquite Arts Center. The choir presents “Luminous Night of the Soul” on May 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. in Mesquite.

Concert selections include Luminous Night of the Soul by Gjeilo; Lux Arumque by Whitacre; Behold My Love, How Green the Groves by Mulholland; Sehnsucht by Brahms; The Nightingale by Young; Tonight, Eternity Alone by Clausen; and Nocturnes by Lundvik. Dallas composers Debra Scroggins and Tom Council conduct their own pieces. Alan Dyer accompanies on piano 

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Flex passes (6 tickets) are $85. Tickets may be purchased online at www.thetexasvoices.org, at the door, or by calling214-384-6336.

ABOUT THE TEXAS VOICES 

Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Alan Dyer, The Texas Voices is a non-profit, professional chamber choir that promotes choral artistry through exceptional music performances and the commission and premier of new choral works.

Since its inception, The Texas Voices has established a reputation for its engaging programming and nuanced, refined sound. The chorus has collaborated with a variety of emerging and established artists and composers. 

To date, the chorus has premiered more than 52 original works, many of which have since been published by prestigious publishing houses such as Oxford University Press, Colla Voce, and Alliance Music. As a result, choirs around the globe are now performing music first performed by The Texas Voices. 

Radio and television programs across the Metroplex have featured The Texas Voices in their on-air programming, including “Arts Café,” “Art Matters,” and “Music of the Metroplex” on WRR Classical 101.1 FM; “Community Focus” on KEOM FM; “Community Connection” on Time Warner Cable; and “Good Day” on FOX 4. The choir’s recording of James Mulholland’s A Red, Red, Rose has become a regular feature of WRR’s annual Valentine’s Day programming.

In 2005, the chorus welcomed Debra Scroggins as Composer-in-Residence. In 2008, the chorus produced its first CD, Voices Live. In 2010, the Texas Choral Directors Association invited The Texas Voices to perform as the featured artist at their statewide annual conference in San Antonio.

ABOUT ALAN DYER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Alan Dyer is a widely respected choral director, performer, and music educator. In addition to his duties with The Texas Voices, Alan is music associate at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. He also accompanies the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Concert I choir, the Allen Honor Choir, and the Lovejoy High School and Plano Senior High School choirs.

Dyer earned his master’s of music degree from SMU and his bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Dallas Baptist University. He has also completed doctoral coursework at the University of North Texas. He is an active member of the American and Texas Choral Directors Associations. He has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Information provided by Taylor Made Press.