HONORING THE TURTLE CREEK CHORALE -- (Extensions of Remarks - November 20, 2004)
Mr. FROST. Mr. Speaker I rise to recognize the 25th anniversary season of the Turtle Creek Chorale, of Dallas, TX. Since its inception in February 1980, TCC has entertained, educated, united, and uplifted their audiences through music that is distinguished for its innovation, diversity and artistic excellence.
Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, this all male 225 member chorus continues to perform an annual subscription series in Dallas at the Meyerson Symphony Hall. Additionally by their constant commitment to musical excellence they have had the distinguished opportunity to perform in numerous venues including New York City's Carnegie Hall, Canada, and throughout Europe.
The Turtle Creek Chorale has continually supported a diverse cross section of the Dallas community through it's outreach programs which include benefit performances, complimentary concert tickets and choral education programs for persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, gay/lesbian youth, senior citizens, and school and church choral programs. The Chorale is also responsible for the groundbreaking breast cancer awareness program, "Sing for the Cure."
Their continual support from the Dallas business, artistic and spiritual communities, along with private contributions have allowed them to touch and change many lives in a nurturing and affirming environment through the universal and unifying power of music.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in recognizing the valuable contribution that the Turtle Creek Chorale has made over the past 25 years and will continue to make for many years to come.